As followers of Christ, we need to consider that giving reflects our thankfulness. God provides our material needs (Matthew 6:25-34). More importantly, He gives spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1:3). He gave the best of heaven, His Only Son, for our sins (John 3:16-17). He gave us the Bible to light the way to Him (Psalm 119:105). He gave us the promise of eternal life with Him in heaven (John 14:2). We have been chosen by God (Ephesians 1:4), redeemed and forgiven (Ephesians 1:7), and given an inheritance (Ephesians 1:11). How much does all this mean to you? How much do you appreciate God’s generosity? We should each strive to give our best and most to the Lord and His service.