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Give From The Heart

20 Oct

Jesus, thank You for caring more about the condition of my heart than the size of my gift.

Genesis 4: 3-6

Do you try to give what you can, or give what you should?

Do you give from your heart? Or you’re just giving because you think it will have you just much needed points with the man upstairs?

But all joking aside, you should give because it’s in you, because you are Him; made in Hid likeness.

When given from the heart, it’s a feeling that is priceless. Doesn’t matter what it is, someone could spend their money and gift you with a big expensive “thing” and another gifts you with a hand made gift. Now both are good but if you pay close attention to how it’s given to you and what the gift is, what thought had to go into it. Both persons could have given from their heart and that’s all that matters.

Too with God, He knows when you’re not giving what you should. This is a hard lesson to learn am I’m still working on it myself.

My question is, Can your 10% been given back in the form of helping others, if you don’t have any income at all? And many may ask how can one help others, if they can’t seem to help themselves, but there are so any ways one person can help another and lots of times it cost nothing.

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Posted by on October 20, 2014 in Jesus, The World

 

One response to “Give From The Heart

  1. Steve Finnell

    October 23, 2014 at 9:50 am

    THE FAVORITE PROOF-TEXT FOR INFANT BAPTISM BY STEVE FINNELL

    The most popular proof-text in support of infant baptism is Acts 16:33. The problem is you have ignore other verses, such as Acts 16:31, 32, and 34.

    THE PROOF-TEXT: Acts 16:33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their stripes. And immediately he and all his family were baptized. (NKJV)

    Does that prove that infants were baptized? No it does not.

    The Jailer asked Paul and Silas what he needed to do to be saved. (Acts 16:30) The answer was: Acts 16:31 So they said “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.(NKJV)

    The Jailer could not believe for his household. Salvation is an individual choice.

    Acts 16:32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in the house.(NKJV)

    Paul and Silas preached to all the household. Infants do understand the gospel. There were no infants hearing and believing the gospel.

    Acts 16:34 Now when he had brought them into the house, he set food before them; and he rejoiced, having believed in God with all his household.(NKJV)

    The Jailer and all of his household believed before they were baptized. Infants are not capable of believing in God. Infants cannot understand the gospel message. Infants cannot believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    The fact that the jailer and all of his household believed, eliminates the possibility of any infants being baptized that night.

    Jesus said in Mark 16:16 “He who believes and is baptized will be saved…”(NKJV)

    Paul and Silas did not the change the words of Jesus. Belief is required in order to be saved, as is baptism, and belief precedes immersion in water. There are no cases found in the Bible where an unbeliever is baptized. Infants are unbelievers.

    If God approves of baptizing unbelieving infants; then why not baptize unbelieving adults???

    You are invited to follow my blog.http://steve-finnell.blogspot.com

     

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