March 10 – Blessed to Give Generously

We read in the New Testament that God loves a cheerful giver. This concept goes way back to the times of Moses.  There will always be the poor among us, so those who have more should give more.  Give generously to the poor, not grudgingly, for the Lord your God will bless you in everything you do.  We are happier when we live life with an open hand rather than with a stingy heart.  It is helpful to keep in mind that God has created all people, those who have and those who don’t have.  When we are given the opportunity to give, we should do so, for it is God who has blessed the work of our hands by providing us with the wealth to give.  It is a delight to live as part of the solution, staying close to God to know His desires for the good of all.  In the way of giving, we are blessed to be a blessing too.  Giving generously is more than just giving financially.  People need care, a listening ear, time.  Do you have peace with God?  If so, offer peace to others so they can know God and know peace too. Give generously, live generously; for we can trust that the Lord our God will bless us.

Deuteronomy 15:10 NLT