Why We Give
Giving is a spiritual connection between you and God; it is another way to worship him. The second commandment declares, "You shall have no other gods before me." Notice that the word gods is a lowercase 'g'. Well God wants us to remember that He is Lord of lords and the God of gods. Now when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, we are to put God at the head of all our affairs. When people obsess over material things, those things become their god and they become a slave to those things. When we give our tithe we declare with our money that we trust God to be our provider and not the money god or house note god etc. 1Tim 6:10, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” Also, Matthew 6:24 read, "You can't worship two gods at once. Loving one god, you'll end up hating the other. Adoration of one feeds contempt for the other. You can't worship God and money both."
Giving is an act of obedience, in Malachi 3:10 it says, "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now in this," says the Lord of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven And pour out for you such blessing That there will not be room enough to receive it." Luke 6:38 says, "Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure-- pressed down, shaken together and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return." By these examples we see that the act of giving produces a result that will always benefit the giver. Jesus himself said in Acts 20:35, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'' Consider 1 John 3:17: But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?
Giving also shows your heart towards God, do you love God or money? He says in Malachi 3:11. "Test me in this and see if I don't open up heaven itself to you and pour out blessings beyond your wildest dreams. For my part, I will defend you against marauders; protect your wheat fields and vegetable gardens against plunderers." Wow, God says in one act of faith, He will do His part...He will defend us and protect household! Imagine what other acts of faith will prompt God to move on our behalf? There was a question asked by a Pharisee, “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?"