The Blessing of Generosity Mentoring Moments, the 1 min blog
This year, I’d like to remind you of an often neglected principle found in the book of Luke. Lets begin the year with a heart filled with generosity.
Then he turned to his host. “When you put on a luncheon or a banquet,” he said, “don’t invite your friends, brothers, relatives, and rich neighbors. For they will invite you back, and that will be your only reward. Instead, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. Then at the resurrection of the righteous, God will reward you for inviting those who could not repay you.” Luke 14:12-14 (NLT)
How often are we kind to others who will certainly be kind to us? This sounds suspiciously like reciprocity rather than generosity, which is likely why the Jesus advised us to let God be our rewarder by giving to those who have no way to repay us. Also, so that those who have no hope can experience the love and hope of God through His people.
As we begin this new year, let’s honor God through practicing this principle. Let’s make a tradition of giving, including or inviting at least one person who cannot repay you and the Lord will surely reward you.
Success & Progress,