Obeying the Prompting Voice
7 Don’t be misled—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. 8 Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. 9 So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. 10 Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone—especially to those in the family of faith.
1. God wants to be very clear about the principle of giving.
If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord—and he will repay you!
2. God has always put giving and obedience together.
3. God asks you to obey as a steward and give your best to Him.
18 “Give Aaron and his sons and all the Israelites these instructions, which apply both to native Israelites and to the foreigners living among you.
“If you present a gift as a burnt offering to the Lord, whether it is to fulfill a vow or is a voluntary offering, 19 you will be accepted only if your offering is a male animal with no defects. It may be a bull, a ram, or a male goat. 20 Do not present an animal with defects, because the Lord will not accept it on your behalf.”
4. Sowing to the Spirit will reap life.
A. God will prompt you to tithe as a steward of God.
B. God will prompt you to serve.
C. God will prompt you to make hard sacrifices.
D. God ask us to obey.