Daily Bible Insight–Matthew 10:8
“freely ye have received, freely give.”
Faith promise giving is not as popular a topic as it should be in the average New Testament, Bible-believing, Baptist church. However, we must realize that it is not only the tithe that shows God that we love Him (i.e. the tithe is what’s required of you); God likes to see us go above and beyond and sacrifice more and more of our time to Him. It’s not because He’s selfish. If He was selfish, He wouldn’t have given us the free gift of salvation which “he giveth to all men liberally, and upraideth not” (James 1:5). Since we have freely received this gift of salvation, we ought to freely give the Gospel to others by whatever means possible. My brother in Christ on another blog made a very good point, “For 2,000 years, what has Christianity done? We’ve done a lot – but in this age of instant communications, we have done very little. It’s as if the ability to instantly transmit the Gospel has robbed us of the desire to do so.” The technology that has been made available to us during this present age has revolutionized the way that the Gospel can be transmitted rapidly all over the world. If so, why are we still not bold enough to get out there and do something for God? If God has given you a talent for making videos, start a Christian YouTube channel. If He’s given you a talent for making podcasts, start a SoundCloud account and upload the gospel that way. If He’s given you a talent to keep things short and sweet while still getting the Gospel out (definitely not a gift He’s given to me, but maybe He’s given it to you), start up a Twitter account and start tweeting the Gospel. If God’s given you the gift to write, hey, start up a blog at WordPress.Com. If he’s given you the gift and the knack for getting the Gospel out on a website, by all means start a Christian website at WordPress.com. It’s super easy and it’s free, so that makes it even better. Makes sure whatever you do, it is not done for “filthy lucre, but of a ready mind” (1 Peter 5:2). In other words, make sure that whatever you do for God, do it for God and for God only, not for money or acceptance of men for “do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ” (Gal. 1:10) Be blessed my friends.