Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Generosity and Hard Times

Several weeks ago a lady approached me in church with a gift of $1200 for the ministry of the Gospel and compassionate care to Children to Crisis in the Philippines.

I asked her how she and her husband could give such a large gift since her husband was losing his job soon. She simply answered, “Well, that is why we are giving it now, because next month we won’t have anything to give!”

Scripture says, But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also …For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich, (2 Corinthians 8: 7, 9, nasb).

So, dear friends, do we only give from our abundance, or do we give as the widow gave out of her poverty for the Gospel to the glory of God?

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