Generous to a fault? It’s natural to feel a sense of merit when we give things freely to others. It’s like the beggar asking for a handout on the street. Our first thought justly seems, “Sure, but what will he do with that dollar?” What does Jesus tell us to do, however? Should we be willing to give without question?
Think about it. Jesus tells us to put merit away and put our generosity out front, without regard for whether someone will use our gift rightly or not. According to Jesus, our decision to be charitable has nothing to do with someone else’s intent.
God’s Word tells us: “Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you. ” (Matthew 5:42).
It’s been said that, “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” Be generous with your gifts, giving freely without judging who deserves what and when. The reason is simple; Scriptures don’t just, merely suggest generosity, Jesus commands it. He wants us to be generous to a fault.
“Lord, thank You for Your Word of truth and the lessons that it teaches us. Help me to walk by faith in Christ and not to depend on my own human merit. Keep me from pride. Give me a heart that is humble in spirit - and lead me in the path of godly righteousness and truth. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
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