Then he said, “Beware! Guard against every kind of greed. Life is not measured by how much you own.”
God’s call on our lives includes using what we have in the right way. By putting too much emphasis on money of our stuff we will become more and more dissatisfied with what we have and who we are.
We are called to be generous people in all areas of life. The more we get to know and follow God and the more generous we will be. Some dictionaries tell us that the opposite of generous is MISER, and miser is the root of miserable. We will literally be miserable if we don’t adopt as truth what God says about our stuff!
Let me remind us what God says about people who are generous:
Psalm 112:5 NIV
“Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.”
There is a promise to claim
Proverbs 11:25 NIV
“A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”
There is another promise to claim … refresh others and you will be refreshed by God.
Acts 20:35 NLT
And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
Remember that giving our lives and loving others really is a big deal. May we live in such a way that people realize that our God is extremely generous, and we have chosen to be life God.