Buddy Hulsey, Retired Pharmacist & REAL MOMENTUM Board Member
READ: John 15:13
Jesus Christ provided a clear path for those who choose to follow Him. But, those who so choose must know that the path always leads to the plight of others. Such a life is measured not by what He has, but by what He gives, by His degree of sacrifice (John 15:13). His sacrifice was made on a cross.
While it’s possible to be a Christian and yet be selfish or greedy, it is not possible to be an obedient one. It has been said that, “You are never more like Jesus than when you are giving.”
Jesus set the bar very high for you and me with respect to generosity. He defined it not only by what He inspired to be penned in Scripture, but by the life He lived 24/7. God questions how a believer can resist the needs of the poor and still love Him (1 John 3:17). There is also great reward for those who favor the needs of the poor (Psalm 41:1).
The lack of generosity in the life of a believer, at its core, is a spiritual problem. It speaks to the Lordship of Christ in their life, or the lack thereof.
REAL GENEROSITY is not determined by the amount you give away, but by the sacrifice you make in doing so (Mark 12:43-44).
REAL GENEROSITY is a question of priorities (Phil. 2:4)
REAL GENEROSITY is a question of where your treasure lies (Matt. 6:21).
REAL GENEROSITY is not limited to physical wealth, but often considers things that cannot be bought with money more important.
REAL GENEROSITY recognizes Who owns it all.
REAL GENEROSITY has eternal consequences.
Father, I ask you to protect me from the priorities of my flesh at the expense of the needs of others in Jesus Name, Amen.
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