God is a giver, he gives because it is His nature. As kingdom citizens, we give because we are like him, created in his image and likeness and because giving is a proper way to honour a king.

Giving requires a response from the king 1 King 10:1-13. When you give to a king, he is obligated not only to respond to your gift but also to exceed it. When the Queen of Sheba visited King Solomon of Israel, her gifts to him of spices, large quantities of gold and precious stones were fitting protocol. However, she was not prepared for the magnitude of wealth she found in Solomon’s court.

As lavish as the queen’s gifts to Solomon were, his gifts to her in return far exceeded hers. The king of heaven is the same way Luke 6:38 … “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”