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Years ago, in 2011, I wrote a book called Large, Large Living in a Small, Small World. In it I purposed to teach what a generous-lifestyle heart looks like. I defined generous from the Hebrew as being of noble birth and possessing noble character. Such a person is generous in overlooking injury or insult, rising above pettiness or meanness. It’s one who indicates a willingness to give, share, or to bestow favor.
Two areas in which I believe most believers have missed God completely are: one, serving; and two, giving. It’s so sad to me that people will talk about how much they love God and are thankful to Him, but never reciprocate by giving and serving His kingdom. I guess the saying might be true, “Put your money where your mouth is!” In other words, Show us what you believe.
John 14:15 — “If you love me, obey my commands.” Way too many people treat the Bible, the word of God, as a book of suggestions, instead of a book of commands. John 15:14 (NLT) — “You are my friends if you do what I command.” We need to do what God commands. He commands us to give of our money. He commands us to serve.
So, the question I leave you with is this: “Do you love God, and are you thankful enough to do what He commands?”
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, January 30, 2023 @ 8:27 AM MDT
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