Not having enough is certainly a problem. A lack of food, money or medicine can be life-threatening and is experienced by many around the world. “Not enough” is a major problem in much of the world.
What about us who have too much? As I push myself away from the table after a big meal, I am reminded of problems associated with having too much.
Little is being done to encourage examining problems created by those who have “too much.” Coveting more without sharing causes a generosity gap that can create that same feeling left by eating too much – lethargy and discomfort.
It may seem counterintuitive but withholding giving to others brings suffering. Could this be true? On the other hand, blessing others brings true riches.
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered. Proverbs 11:24-25 (ESV)
Enough is enough! Let us find true joy and riches by our generosity this week.