Royce Ogle’s comment about the need for teachings about blessings got me to thinking a little bit. What are the blessings that come from giving? Are there tangible, monetary blessings one can receive or are they strictly spiritual, warm and fuzzy on the inside blessings? It’s funny that we don’t spend more time teaching about giving. I think it is because we know we can’t preach health and wealth but we don’t know what to replace it with. I can’t think of an area in our Christian walk where faith and the physical are so clearly involved with each other while at the same time seeming to be so diametrically opposite of each other.
So, what are they? What are the reasons we should give money to the church?