Be a Giver and Not a Taker

Jesus taught that it was more blessed to give than receive (Acts. 20:35). Our response to God’s abundance is to share that abundance with others. When we appropriately receive God’s generosity, it humbles us. Out of gratefulness, we become more gracious with others. We tend to give out of love and self-sacrifice.

Often, when one person gives to another, out of generosity, that person usually pays the blessing forward.
Our most significant motive for generous giving should be because it pleases God. He loves a cheerful giver; (2 Cor. 9:7). A generous person will prosper. It’s a biblical rule that, whoever sows sparingly, shall also reap sparingly; and whoever sows generously, shall also reap generously; (2nd Cor. 6:9).

Our giving demonstrates godly character in the world. We can never outgive God. When He gives, we can expect our return to be a good measure, pressed down, running together, shaken together, and poured into our laps. For the measure you use, it will be measured to you; (Luke 6:38). Give, and you shall receive. It is a pleasure to a liberal man to distribute to the necessities of others, and significant are the advantages and profit that a cheerful giver reaps.

“Do you have the heart of a cheerful giver?”