Our Daily Elder Devotional
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Today’s devotional comes from “Hope for Each Day” by Billy Graham.
We Can’t Out-Give God
Proverbs 11:25New International Version (NIV)
25 A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
The Bible teaches that blessings follow those who give liberally. Proverbs 11:25 says, “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”
I’ve heard countless testimonies from men and women who were afraid to put to the test God’s promise to bless those who are generous. They feared they would not have enough. Then, when at last they decided to tithe (to give a tenth of their income) in accordance to the Bible’s standard, they began to prosper. They discovered what countless others have known across the ages: You can’t out-give God.
What keeps you from being more generous in supporting God’s work? Selfishness? Fear? Insecurity? Even a sinful habit you would rather support? Whatever the reason, repent of it and discover the blessedness of generosity. Remember: “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).