Read: 1 Timothy 6:17-19
Generosity is more than giving. It’s giving above and beyond. A lot of people think it only deals with giving away a lot of money. And while that can be generous, it’s certainly not the only way we can be generous. If so, not very many of us would be able to be generous—especially not as certain stages of life. But there’s good news. We can all be generous. We don’t have to wait until we’re older, have full-time jobs, or make a lot of money. Generosity is a habit we can start today that will change how we—and the people around us—live tomorrow. So, again—what exactly is generosity?
Generosity comes from the prefix “gen” which means “on and on.” That kinda gives us a hint about what it means. Generosity is not just giving. It’s giving that keeps going and going. It’s giving above and beyond.But wait—we already said it’s not just about money. And that’s true. See, generosity is about abundance—believing there’s plenty to go around. When we’re selfish, we believe we have to save everything—our money, our time, our talents—for ourselves because there’s not enough of it to share. But generosity says the opposite. Living generously means trusting that God has given us enough money, time, and talent to give it away to others.
Text the Daily: Would others say you are generous?
Journal Question: How do you struggle with a selfish mindset which leads to saving instead of giving?
Prayer Starter: Jesus, remind me that you own everything I have and I’m only a steward of it.