Generous Love

I’ve always thought of myself as a generous person,
but a strange thing happened when I went to buy
supplies.

They were rationing some of the items we needed,
and my first response was to get as much as I could!
Even though we only needed one item, I got two
because I could. Later, I felt guilty. What if someone
who really needed those supplies didn’t get any?

Keeping a healthy, loving, and generous
perspective in a crisis is a challenge—
especially if you don’t know if you’ll have
the resources you need to survive.

But your generosity helps to express God’s love
and justice in the world, and you will be rewarded

Good will come to those who are generous
and lend freely, who conduct their affairs
with justice.
Psalm 112:5

The Bible also tells us that our generosity will result
in thanksgiving to God!

Each of you should give what you have decided
in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under
compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And
God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all
things at all times, having all that you need, you
will abound in every good work. As it is written:
“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;
their righteousness endures forever.”
You will be enriched in every way so that you can
be generous on every occasion, and through us
your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
This service that you perform is not only
supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is
also overflowing in many expressions of thanks
to God. Because of the service by which you have
proved yourselves, others will praise God for the
obedience that accompanies your confession of
the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in
sharing with them and with everyone else.
2 Corinthians 9:7–9, 11–13

How important is it for you to show
God’s love by being a generous and
cheerful giver?

How will you do it?

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