A life lived for the glory of God

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As you become a more generous giver, you more fully reflect God's life in you, for God is a giver.

God - Corinthians

You make God happy (2 Corinthians 9:7-8).

You testify to His sovereignty in your life and ownership of all that is yours to control (2 Corinthians 8:1-5).

Treasure - Matthew

You reflect where your treasure is (Matthew 6:19-21).

You show your complete trust in Him to supply for your needs (Philippians 4:17-19).

Usefulness - Luke - 11-12

You ensure greater spiritual usefulness (Luke 16:11-12).

You reap eternal benefits (1 Timothy 6:18-19).

Glory - Corinthians

Most importantly, you bring Him glory (2 Corinthians 9:13).

For these reasons and many more, I want to inspire you to grow in your giving.

Decades - Sound - Mind - Investing - Newsletter

Over the decades, the Sound Mind Investing newsletter has published dozens of articles aimed at encouraging our readers in the area of giving. At first, that might seem like a strange choice for an investing publication. Many of the articles don't speak about financial matters at all.

But they do something more important. They powerfully remind us of eternal riches and the unshakeable truth of Paul's admonition to "Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain" (1 Corinthians 15:58). God is resolutely determined to use our sacrifices for His glory.

God - Lives - Glory - John - Piper

That's what I want! Don't you? To see God use our lives for His glory? After all, that's why He made us. As John Piper put it in Desiring God:

God created us "in his image" so that we would image forth his glory in the world. We were made to be prisms refracting the light of God's glory into all of life. Why God should want to give us a share in shining with his glory is a great mystery. Call it grace or mercy or love — it is...
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