Just as eternal life does not dwell in a murderer (1 John 3:15), so Godly love does not dwell in a miser (1 John 3:17).
The book of Proverbs says that prosperity is found in generosity,
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25 NIV
Jesus said that receiving is best experienced through giving.
Give and it will be given unto you. A good measure pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be poured into your lap. For with the same measure you use, it will be measured to you. Luke 6:38 NIV
I am reminded not only of the importance of generosity, but also of being measured by the measuring stick I use!
As God measures my love for Him and for others, what does He find? A heart of generosity or a heart of stinginess?
Join me in pursuing a heart of generosity this week.