As believers in Gods Word we should understand how the biblical story of creation and science relate to each other. Creation versus evolution; What do scientists say about creation? What do creationists say about science? On what points, if any, do the two camps agree? These questions show us three missing links in the scientific theory gaps only the Bible can adequately fill.
Throughout Deuteronomy, in the sermons of Moses, there is a strong emphasis on the importance of obeying the Word of God. When Israel obeyed Gods laws, He blessed them. When they did not obey Gods laws, they did not enjoy the blessings of God. In one of Moses final sermons he tells us God does not bless us because we are good. God blesses us because He is good and because He loves us. That is what grace means.
In 2 Corinthians 8-9, Paul writes about an offering for persecuted believers in Jerusalem. Paul describes the faithful stewardship of the Philippians, giving us a masterpiece on the subject of Biblical stewardship. God accepts our gifts, not based on how large they arethe Philippians gave generously even in their povertybut on the attitude with which we give it. Our motivations should be love and gratitude, joyfully giving back to God a portion of what He has given us.