Psalm 112: 5 – 7 – Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice. Surely he will never be shaken; a righteous man will be remembered forever. He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord.’
Many people may say that it’s easy for the wealthy to be generous and lend freely. After all, they have more than enough – why wouldn’t they give to others? And yet, it is often those who work hard to live within their means who find they can spare a little to bless another person. God’s word indicates that this person who is generous and lends freely, will have good come to them.
On top of this, His word says that they won’t have to worry about tomorrow. If their trust is in God, then they have no fear of bad news. That is not to say that bad things won’t happen in their lives, but they acknowledge that God is in control. They know He wants the best for them. When we are able to focus on God’s character rather than our circumstances, then we have no fear of what each day will bring. Why is this? Because we know that He will carry us through the good and bad times.
Whether or not you consider yourself a wealthy Christian, make every effort to be known as one who is generous and who also lends freely. Remember: you can be generous with your time, your words, your actions and your finances too. Generosity isn’t solely about benefiting others with your wealth. It is about giving to those in need – in whatever capacity that may be.
Wealth tip – unsure where your money goes? Make a money diary for a month or two listing every cent spent. Cut out unnecessary spending!
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