Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – September 21, 2014
Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. Deuteronomy 15:10
Happy heart giving is with a grateful, not begrudging heart. Greed is exiled to the isle of selfishness and generosity takes command in the country of contentment. A joyful heart never gets over Jesus’ great gift of salvation, abundant life, and eternal reward. Indeed, a blessed heart cannot help but be a blessing to those without life necessities. Oh, how delightful to see others’ needs met for Christ’s sake! Glad giving gets God’s attention.
The Lord wants to bless us more when we have been a blessing to the less fortunate. Our abundance isn’t meant for our accumulation, aimed at our indulgent and secure façade; rather, it’s to be deployed into rich deeds and aggressive charity. When our heart is free to give, it is free indeed. Happy heart giving is as excited about giving one dollar as it is one thousand. Give generously today and you will most likely give generously in the future. Once your heavenly Father can trust you with a little, He will trust you with more. Generosity solicits smiles and creates happy hearts.
“And now I have seen with joy how willingly your people who are here have given to you”
(1 Chronicles 29:17b).
Related Readings: Nehemiah 9:8; 2 Corinthians 8:5; 9:7; Philemon 1:7
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