Giving (1)

The New Testament talks a lot about giving our money and possessions to help other people.
In today?s Bible Reading, Paul gave some special instructions to the Christians in the city of Corinth. Paul told the people that they should be like their Christian brothers and sisters in Macedonia. These Christians gave very generously, even though they were very poor. Paul encouraged the Christians in Corinth to follow their example.
It is wonderful when we give to other people just because we love God. God does not want us to worry about our money. He wants us to be willing to share with others. Then we can have ?great joy? like the Christians in Macedonia (verse 2).
But sometimes we worry about money. Paul encouraged the Christians to simply trust God. We should trust God to help us when we are in need.
I hope that you will give your money and possessions to help other people. Ask God to help you give generously and wisely.