Generous living means investing well what God has given us—whether that be our spiritual gifts, our homes, our time, our money, or anything else God has entrusted to us. We are to practice generosity in line with our beliefs and what we are hearing from God. We are to recognize that all we have is from him and we are to steward it well for the advancement of God’s Kingdom and purposes.
“Again, the Kingdom of Heaven can be illustrated by the story of a man going on a long trip. He called together his servants and entrusted his money to them while he was gone. He gave five bags of silver to one, two bags of silver to another, and one bag of silver to the last—dividing it in proportion to their abilities. He then left on his trip….” Matthew 25:14-15
“If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities.” Luke 16:10
How are we to live out a radically generous life? How are we to live wisely, stewarding well what God has given us? Into what areas of our lives does generosity extend? The five essential expressions of generous living are:
- Managing your time and resources for kingdom purposes
- Using your spiritual gifts to bless others
- Giving your money generously and wisely
- Showing hospitality without favoritism
- Living out your God-given calling
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