Why We Give
Obedience is trust in action.
Last week we talked about the two dimensions of trusting God with our time, talents and treasure. There is a vertical dimension, which is what we trust to God through the local church (think tithes, offerings, service in the church) and then there is our horizontal dimension, which is what we trust to God as the church (think being neighborly and caring for coworkers etc). But why do any of this? Why not just horde our money, time and abilities for ourselves? In the Parable of the Talents, Jesus invites us into why: obedience to God. Obedience is trust in action. Obedience is trust put into practice. If we trust God, we will obey God. Far from being a bland form of compliance, biblical obedience is a dynamic force that functions both as a form of faith and forms our faith. At the end of the day, if we can trust God with our eternal salvation, we’ve got to be able to trust God with our temporary resources. We hope what you hear, see and feel here inspires you to trust God more deeply with your treasure, talents and time for the glory of God and the sake of the world.