Today’s reading I Chronicles 20-23

I Chronicles 29:9 Then the people rejoiced, for that they offered willingly, because with perfect heart they offered willingly to the LORD: and David the king also rejoiced with great joy.

David is giving big money to build the temple of God. He wants the temple built. It has become the motivating work of his life. His giving has now inspired others to give. He didn’t ask them to do what he wasn’t already doing.

They then give willingly out of a complete (perfect) heart towards God. They were giving from the heart with all their heart. Their giving with this attitude caused them great joy. They were happy and rejoicing. David was happy to see them give and happy to see them so happy!

When we give from the heart because we love God then we get joy and excitement in giving. We are part of something bigger than ourselves. We are helping the ministry of God go forward. We are building a church to reach our community, to bless others, and where we can worship. We are giving to get missionaries around the world. We are making a difference.

How is your attitude when it comes to giving? Do you want to give? Did you know that God loves a cheerful giver? He wants your offering because you love Him and His work.

When you get totally in line with Him and love Him then you will give in a way that brings Him great honor but also gives you great joy!