The Best Giving
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV 1. GOD AVOIDS UNGRATEFUL PEOPLE! “…There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people. 2 Timothy 3:1-5 NIV 2. THE BEST GIVING IS THANKSGIVING. IT ALLOWS YOU TO GET CLOSER TO GOD. “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” Psalms 100.4 NIV 3. FAITHFULNESS VALIDATES YOUR GREATEFULNESS! “For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” Psalms 100:5 NIV Victory Group Questions: Basic question. What are you grateful for in this season? God knows we are grateful when He sees we are faithful. How does your faithfulness tie into your gratefulness? What can we be grateful for when God withholds something from us? What preparations do we make after the blessing from God comes?