In the last message, we saw how afflictions reveal our faith. Within the context of that theme, Paul refers to the testimony of the believers in Macedonia who gave great evidence of their faith - in the midst of their affliction - by giving to the needs of the saints in Judea (cf. Romans 15:25-26). This abundant giving was founded on the fact that they had first given of themselves to the Lord. They understood that everything that they owned was actually under His stewardship and for His glory. As we will continue to examine today, they gave out of their great devotion for what God had done for them. Hence, the Priority of Giving is giving yourself first. Today, we pick up on the theme of giving by considering the Principles, and Promises, of Giving that Paul gives in chapters 8 and 9. This message was presented on March 8, 2020 by Bob Corbin.