Why Should You Be Generous?
By Rick Warren
“As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ”
As followers of Christ, we need to remember to be generous.
Why is it so important to remember to be generous? Here are three ways it makes an impact on our lives.
It makes you happy.
It just makes sense. The Bible says in
It shows the world what God is like. The Bible says, “As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ”
When it comes to generosity, what encourages me is to remember the incredible generosity of God. Look at the world we get to live in. Look at the life he gave us. Look at the way he meets our needs. God is the perfect model of generosity. And when we are generous with others because of God’s generosity toward us, it points others to God.
Talk It Over
- Think of a time when you were happier to give something than to receive it. Can you think of a time when you were more blessed to receive rather than give something?
- What are some ways that you can sow generosity in your life?
- In what ways has God been generous with you? How do you show him your thankfulness?
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