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  Week 4 - TREASURE IN HEAVEN  
 
 

"Giving is the only antidote to materialism"
Randy Alcorn, The Treasure Principle


Fighting materialism takes more than staying out of debt. The world offers us all kinds of treasure if we will simply give up heavenly treasure. As disciples, we hunted for treasure and we found God! Now we store up treasure in heaven through giving this treasure to every soul in every wayÖ "Abundance isn't God's provision for me to live in luxury. It is God's provision for me to help others" - Randy Alcorn

2 Corinthians 9:11
You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous onevery occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

 
 
  Day 25 : Old Testament Giving  
 
 

Describe what these OT characters gave

Genesis 14:20
And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand." Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything.

Abraham gave ___________________________

Genesis 28:22
and this stone that I have set up as a pillar will be God's house, and of all that you give me I will give you a tenth."

Jacob gave ___________________________

Leviticus 27:30-32
30 "'A tithe of everything from the land, whether grain from the soil or fruit from the trees, belongs to the LORD; it is holy to the LORD.
31 If a man redeems any of his tithe, he must add a fifth of the value to it.
32 The entire tithe of the herd and flock--every tenth animal that passes under the shepherd's rod--will be holy to the LORD.


Israelites were instructed to give ___________________________

Numbers 18:26
Speak to the Levites and say to them: 'When you receive from the Israelites the tithe I give you as your inheritance, you must present a tenth of that tithe as the Lord's offering.

Nehemiah 10:38
A priest descended from Aaron is to accompany the Levites when they receive the tithes, and the Levites are to bring a tenth of the tithes up to the house of our God, to the storerooms of the treasury.

Levites gave ___________________________

Numbers Chapters 28 and 29


Looking at the NIV headings, describe the sacrifices and offerings the Israelites gave ___________________________

Deuteronomy 14:22-29
22 Be sure to set aside a tenth of all that your fields produce each year.
23 Eat the tithe of your grain, new wine and oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks in the presence of the LORD your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name, so that you may learn to revere the LORD your God always.
24 But if that place is too distant and you have been blessed by the LORD your God and cannot carry your tithe (because the place where the LORD will choose to put his Name is so far away),
25 then exchange your tithe for silver, and take the silver with you and go to the place the LORD your God will choose.
26 Use the silver to buy whatever you like: cattle, sheep, wine or other fermented drink, or anything you wish. Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice.
27 And do not neglect the Levites living in your towns, for they have no allotment or inheritance of their own.
28 At the end of every three years, bring all the tithes of that year's produce and store it in your towns,
29 so that the Levites (who have no allotment or inheritance of their own) and the aliens, the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied, and so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.


Describe three tithes the Israelites were to give:

2 Samuel 24:24
But the king replied to Araunah, "No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrifice to the LORD my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing." So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen and paid fifty shekels of silver for them.

But the king replied to Araunah, "No, I insist on paying you for it. I will not sacrificeto the LORD my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing."Describe David's heart to give.

Malachi 1 Describe ways Malachi challenged the Israelites and how that can apply to us today.

Malachi 3 How did Malachi challenge their giving?