This morning let’s meditate on giving and this I mean giving “generously”.
When a believer has a generous spirit, he will be loved by all, and most importantly, by the Lord Himself. Let’s see what the Bible has to say in 2 Corinthians 9:-
“6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”
In verse 6, we are encouraged to be “generous” in our giving.
“7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver”.
Yes make no mistake, God loves a cheerful giver, not one who does it reluctantly!
“8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work”
Fulfilling this command to give has a promise from the Lord that He will bless us, to see to it that we are abundantly provided, to ensure that we always have more than enough. Amen!
Another wonderful scripture that a believer must have a cheerful heart in his giving is in:-
Deuteronomy 15:10 “Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.”
So when we give generously with a good heart, we do it because our Father Himself is a generous giver, giving us His one and only begotten Son to us! So we imitate Him to be generous. Amen?
Today therefore I encourage us that we begin our day to obey his command to be generous in in our words and actions, in saying thank you at every opportunity, in our greetings, and give to meet a need generously! Because God Himself will be pleased!