"Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!"
Malachi 3:10 (NLT)
Generosity is a natural side effect of following Jesus.
Generosity is a characteristic of God—so it’s a natural side effect of letting scripture reshape your life. It’s not just for the wealthy, in fact, there is a story in scripture where Jesus sees both the very wealthy and an underprivileged woman give. Here’s how Jesus responds, “I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.”
When we follow God, we become generous with our time, our love, and our finances. We freely lay down our possessions, for Christ, freely laid down His life!