894 – I Chronicles 29:11-13, NIV
“Yours, 0 Lord, is the greatness
and the power and the glory
and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
“Yours, 0 Lord, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.
“Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
“In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.
“Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.”
895 – Psalm 50:10, 11, 14, TEV
“All the animals in the forest are mime
and the cattle on thousands of hills.
All the wild birds are mine
and all living things in the fields.
Let the giving of thanks be your
sacrifice to God,
and give the Almighty all that you promised.”
896 – Psalm 54:6, NIV
I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you;
I will praise your name,
0 Lord, for it is good.
897 – Psalm 56:12, 13, Jerusalem
I must fulfil the vows I made you, God;
I shall pay you my thank-offerings,
for you have rescued me from Death
to walk in the presence of God
in the light of the living.
898 Psalm 96:8, TEV
Praise the Lord’s glorious name;
bring an offering
and come into his Temple.
899 – Proverbs 3:9, NEB
Honour the Lord with your wealth
as the first charge on all your earnings.
900 – Malachi 3:10. RSV
“Bring the full tithes into the storehouse,
that there may be food in my house;
and thereby put me to the test,
says the Lord of hosts,
if I will not open the windows
of heaven for you and pour down for you
an overflowing blessing.”
901 – Matthew 5:16, RSV
“Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works
and give glory to your Father
who is in heaven.”
902 – Romans 12:6-8, NIV
We have different gifts,
according to the grace given us.
If a man’s gift is prophesying,
let him use it in proportion to his faith.
If it is serving, let him serve;
if it is teaching, let him teach;
if it is encouraging, let him encourage;
if it is contributing to the needs of others,
let him give generously;
if it is leadership,
let him govern diligently;
if it is showing mercy,
let him do it cheerfully.
903 – 2 Corinthians 8:3-5, RSV
They gave according to their means,
and beyond their means,
of their own free will,
but first they gave themselves to the Lord.
904 – 2 Corinthians 8:9, Jerusalem
Remember how generous the Lord Jesus was:
he was rich, but he became poor
for your sake,
to make you rich out of his poverty.
905 – 2 Corinthians 9:6, 7, NEB
sparse sowing, sparse reaping;
and you will reap bountifully.
Each person should give as
he has decided for himself;
there should be no reluctance,
no sense of compulsion;
God loves a cheerful giver.
906 – 2 Corinthians 9:13-15, NEB
Many will give honour to God
when they see how humbly you obey him
and how faithfully you confess
the gospel of Christ;
and will thank him for your liberal contribution
to their need and to the general good….
Thanks be to God for his gift beyond words!