Generosity is an Attitude
“But as you excel in everything – in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love or you – see that you excel in this act of grace also.” 2 Corinthians 8:7
I love that. Paul tells this church that they are doing a great job in so many things. That’s how I feel about our church. I’m so proud to be a part of a church that cares about the community, that does all she can to reach children, and is a safe place for people to hear about the life-changing message of Jesus.
Then Paul challenges this church to excel in the area of giving. One chapter later, Paul encourages the church with this verse:
“Each one must give as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7
The Bible says this because generosity isn’t just something you do – it’s an attitude. It’s not that I have to give…it’s that I GET to give. I’m honored to be able to join God in what He is doing here, and I’m happy to give cheerfully.