Rich or Poor - Stingy is the Same
Though my father was not the wealthiest of his siblings, he was always the first to help with family needs. That’s because generosity has more to do with our hearts than our pocketbooks.
In Luke 21 a poor widow put two copper coins in the temple treasury, and Jesus said, “I tell you the truth…this poor widow has put in more than all the others” (21:3,4). Her gift was not the largest, but it was the most generous.
When we give generously, God notices… and He remembers. It’s like making a deposit in our eternal bank account (1 Timothy 6:17-19).
Most of us will experience abundance this Christmas season, but there are thousands of needs in our world, our country, and our community. Let’s give Christ the best Christmas gift by showing generosity to those with needs greater than our own.
copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
This originally was published in 2011.
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