GodSpeak for the Week of November 25
Giving and Thanksgiving
Day 1… Read 1 Chronicles 29:1-9. What was King David calling the people of Israel to do? What example did he set? What was the people’s response?
Day 2… Read 2 Corinthians 8:1-9 and Luke 12:33-34. What should our attitude be toward giving to others? How should we view our possessions? What are the things that we treasure – and what ought we to treasure?
Day 3… Read 1 Chronicles 29:10-19. As you read this prayer of praise, revel in the attributes of God that David extols. God Himself is our greatest treasure! Notice that praise and thanksgiving to God is a natural result of the willing and generous giving of God’s people.
Day 4… Read 2 Corinthians 9:6-15. Again notice how the generosity of God’s people will result in praise and thanksgiving to God.
Day 5… Read 1 Chronicles 29:20-30. How would you describe the mood of God’s people in this passage?
Day 6… Read Deuteronomy 16:9-15 and Psalm 16:5-11. Notice how being in the Lord’s presence – specifically in the context of worship and of offering him thanks for his provision – results in joy. Do you find joy in being in God’s presence?