A Generous Life
Of course we experience blessings in this life. This is a reflection of God’s amazing grace. But generosity today will also translate into eternal rewards. “Great is your reward in heaven,” Luke 6:23 says. “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal,” He says in Matthew 6:19-20. “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
Our message to major donors can be clear and compelling: Here and in eternity, God’s nature is to be a rewarder. He meets our needs in this life, He blesses the generous giver, and He promises eternal rewards. “Give, and it will be given to you,” Jesus famously declares in Luke 6:38. “A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” He’s not promising instant prosperity; God is committed to not letting us “run out” or go without as the result of giving. As we become givers, He ensures that we will have more coming in, more available to give.
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