18 Nov 1 Chronicles 29:20; 2 Corinthians 9:12-15
20 Then David said to all the assembly, “Now bless the Lord your God.” And all the assembly blessed the Lord, the God of their fathers, and bowed low and did homage to the Lord and to the king.
2 Corinthians 9:12-15
12 For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God. 13 Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all, 14 while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you. 15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
What happens when we praise through giving? An outpouring of praise. A spontaneous outcry of praise for the high privilege of giving. In response to the generous giving of the church in Achaia, Paul discusses the results of praise. God’s grace abounds toward us in the meeting of every need all the time. Every good work is aboundingly supported. The needs of God’s people are supplied. This overflows to many expressions of thanks to God. The believers’ service is approved. Because of this, men will praise the Lord! Do you see the cycle? It begins with the praise of giving with the heartfelt giving in a cheerful manner. It consummates in the giving of praise by men who are in awe of the love and generosity of these people. No wonder Paul responds to this whole matter with a spontaneous doxology, “Praise be to God for his indescribable gift!”