Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Deuteronomy 15:10-11a NIV 2011

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 and to. There will always be poor people in the land.

On the precipice of entering the Promised Land, Moses gave godly council to the Israelites. He began with godly instructions regarding those among them having little. Providing for others with little comes from a heart focused on the Father. Deuteronomy 15:7, “If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land, the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them.” Jesus gave the same instruction to His disciples. Matthew 26:11, “The poor you will always have you, but you will not always have me.” God guides His faithful to give generously.

We can never out-give God. He is generous. James 1:17, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” Anyone that crosses our path has eternal worth because we are all God’s creation no matter what our station in life. With those truths in mind, why is giving generously so difficult for many? By daily changing my heart in light of why Christ went to the cross, God guides me to give generously.

Where is there a need to give generously today?

Guided by God,

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