God is generous

“And God Who provides seed for the sower and bread for eating will also provide and multiply your resources for sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness [which manifests itself in active goodness, kindness and love]. Thus you will be enriched in all things and in every way, so that you can be generous and administrated by us will bring forth thanksgiving to God.” 2 Corinthians 9:10, 11

When we begin to understand and respect this part in our lives, enjoying in Him, grasping His intentions and purposes; then we’ll be aware that we have been made abundantly rich for one purpose only: to become generous, so much so, that through our generosity people will give thanks to the Lord. When we are generous, then people are able to see God’s goodness in our lives, and they will understand it is not us but whatever we have it comes from God Himself. One cannot be generous if he is not aware that Jesus came full of truth and grace. The Greek word used here in this verse is “with abundance of grace and truth”. Grace and generosity go hand in hand. If we desire to be generous towards others then we need to understand that we are enabled to be that through grace that has been poured out in our hearts. Once we get this, then the abundance within our hearts will flow outwards, and we’ll be free from the poverty mentality that we have not. All of us have received, therefore all of us can give and be generous.