Sunday, August 11, 2013

Generosity Proves That We Love

When we are generous with others, we prove that we love them ~

But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work {generosity} also.  I am not speaking this as a command, but as proving through the earnestness of others the sincerity of your love also.  
II Corinthians 8:7,8

If you say that you truly love others, you cannot be selfish.  True love is doing what is best for others, serving them, and being generous with them.  

Therefore, if you truly love your husband you will be generous with him.  You will be generous with your affection, your body, your time, your willingness to serve and please him, and your kind, gentle words.

If you truly love your children, you will be generous with your praise, your disciplining and training them, and your time.

If you truly love others, you will be patient and kind with your waitress leaving them a big tip, you will lend your things freely to those who need them, you will support missionaries and those in need, and you will open your home to those who need a warm bed and good food.

Let us work on becoming people that don't just say we love others but show we love others by how we spend our time, our money, and our things.