Give without sparing
“Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!”
Proverbs 21:26 NLT
“A sinner is always selfish, but a good man gives without stint.” The Christian who remembers the glorious adage of Our Lord that, “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” will find unspeakable joy and satisfaction in doing so. All of us should remember that no hearse ever has a U-Haul trailer hitched on behind while on the way to the cemetery! (Coffman’s Commentaries)
How much is enough? Warren Buffet comes to mind immediately. What drives a person to gather so much wealth. Have you ever wondered about that? In Bible school, we spent some time on Financial wisdom. I learnt an interesting principle. Read the following.
You might be debt-free and have your finances well-managed. You might not have any of the problems that we have mentioned. This does not mean that you have FINANCIAL FREEDOM. Your attitude toward finances could still be WRONG.
A proper foundation will establish right MOTIVES and ATTITUDES toward finances. The first part of our FINANCIAL FOUNDATION concerns the question of OWNERSHIP. Recognise that …
– the earth is the LORD’S
– the resources of the earth are the LORD’S
– the world is the LORD’S
– all the people of the world are the LORD’S
This is a timeless principle. What always has stood out to me is that it’s not only about giving money, it’s your time as well. Giving of yourself is most probably the most honourable thing. Remember when the disciples ask Jesus who is the greatest among them, Jesus replied he who serves most. Remember everything starts at home. It is the most important part of one’s life. The foundation of giving begins at home. Selflessness is key. It’s not always easy to get things right at home. A good place to start forming a good habit.
“Lord give me a giving and serving spirit. In Jesus name, Amen.”