Several days ago a man dropped by the house and gave us a loaf of handmade sourdough rye bread bake in a wood-fired oven. It was delicious. That beautiful loaf of bread reminded me of something in the Bible. The Bible has a lot to say about giving and giving gifts. Many times it is not the gift or the size of it but the attitude of the heart. When we give something, whether it is to a person, to a special need, or to God; it should not be done with the attitude of "what am I going to get in return from this?" It should be voluntarily from our heart and strictly from love, (2 Corinthians 9: 6 & 7). Now I have given to different causes, people and even to God and I hate to confess sometimes I did it grudgingly. If we feel this way, do not give. It pleases God very much when we give to Him freely from the way He has blessed us. It demonstrates that we love Him more than money, (1 Timothy 6:10). We should not brag about our giving as this is wrong, (Matthew 6: 1-4, 22). As God blesses us, we are to set some aside to give back to Him out of love and thankfulness, (Luke 11:42). It could be weekly, monthly, or when we sell lambs, calves or crops, (Deuteronomy 14: 22&23). See you in Church next Sunday.