“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18
This week we’ve been looking at what the Bible says about living financially healthy lives. We started the week by looking at four things the Bible says we should NOT do with our money.
Yesterday, we looked at two things we SHOULD DO with our money.
They were: First, we should realize our Money is a good barometer of our spiritual maturity.
Second, the Bible says we should have a plan or budget for our money.
The final financial instruction the Bible gives us is that we should “BE GENEROUS”.
“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18 In other words, don’t always seek to spend your money on self… be generous. There are many levels of generosity. You might donate your unused clothes, pay for someone’s coffee, or donate large amounts of money and time to a cause that is important to you. Look around you and see what good you can do for others, and in the process you will be doing good for yourself as well.
Here is what I have noticed as a Pastor over the past years. I have NEVER and I will repeat-NEVER met an unhappy generous person. However, I have observed a bunch of selfish and stingy people with their money who live in total misery.
It is no coincidence that the word miser is just a few letters short of being miserable.
Think about it and use your money wisely so you will be financially healthy and happy
Have a blessed weekend!
John Mark Caton
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