Is God Generous?
The meaningful life Christ intends for us depends on His generosity!
God intends His generosity to flow “to us” AND “through us!”
We are created to be “rivers” not reservoirs”!
Rivers give ……. Reservoirs hoard!
Is God’s generosity enough!
Genesis 3 He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” 4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.
Hearts of generosity are crippled by mindsets of scarcity!
Hearts of Generosity flourish with mindsets of God’s Abundance!
1 Samuel 17
32 And David said to Saul, “Let no man's heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine.” 33 And Saul said to David, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him, for you are but a youth, and he has been a man of war from his youth.” 34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion, or a bear, and took a lamb from the flock, 35 I went after him and struck him and delivered it out of his mouth. And if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him. 36 Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God.”37 And David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!”
Matthew 18 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
2 Corinthians 9 8 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…..10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 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.
We get to flow with 3T Generosity (time, talent, treasure)!
WEEKLY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Monday: Genesis 3:1-7
Tuesday: Psalm 136
Wednesday: 1 Samuel 17:32-37
Thursday: Ephesians 3:14-21
Friday: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Saturday: Psalm 19