“It has been established in previous articles under this series that missions play a vital role in spreading the message of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth, and that the call extends to every believer. This article explores ‘giving’ as a way of partnering with missions.
Giving simply means the free transfer of possession or value to someone else, and partnering with missions through giving simply means ‘giving to missions.’
It is true that God will always provide. Definitely, God’s work will never lack supply; however, God uses men. He has called us to partner with him. The Scripture sets a precedence for this. Examples in the Old Testament include Abraham hosting angels, Israelites bringing their substance for God’s work (Building of the tabernacle), Rahab hosting the spies, the widow of Zarephath feeding Elijah, and the list goes on and on. Women like Joanna, wife of Chuza, Susanna, and Mary Magdalene ministered of their substance to Jesus (Luke 8:3). The Philippians church also supported Paul with his mission work. The book of Romans chapter 16 also gives an account of Paul’s personal greetings to people, some of whom he described as his ‘helpers in Christ.’
What can I give?
One may ask, what can I give?…”