Presentation on theme: "Rich Towards God Luke 12:21 Luke 12:20-21 20 But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose."— Presentation transcript:
Rich Towards God Luke 12:21
Luke 12: But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ 21 So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.” What does “rich towards God” mean?
Old Testament Giving Deuteronomy 12:6–7 6 and there you shall bring your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the contribution that you present, your vow offerings, your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herd and of your flock…
Old Testament Giving Tithe. Leviticus 27:30, & Proverbs 3:9 Free Will Offerings. Leviticus 22:17-25, Alms to the Poor. Proverbs 14:31 & 28:27 No Interests Loans. Exodus 22:25-27 Self imposed limits on profits. Leviticus 19:9
New Testament Giving Acts 2:45, 4:32-35 and Corinthians 8-9 Where: local church, missions, the poor… How: generously, sacrificially, cheerfully…
Galatians 4:1-3 1 What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. 2 He is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. 3 So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world.
Galatians 4:4-7 4 But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, 5 to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. 6 Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” 7 So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
Grace Versus Law OT –Israel treated like children (no freedom)… NT – Church treated as son (heir)… Principles of Son-ship (Heirs) 1.We are heirs because of Christ’s work (faith). 2.As heirs we are entrusted with His mission. 3.As heirs with a mission we are stewards.
Do I have to tithe?
Three Questions 1.Are you an heir or a slave? 2.Are you on His mission or your mission? 3.Are you a steward with privilege or an owner with rights?