Friday, March 6, 2009
Thought for the Day: "Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the LORD your God has blessed you." — Deuteronomy 16:17
When we think of generosity, we might look at the size of the gift or the nobility of the cause. But Jesus measured generosity by a radically new standard: the condition of the giver’s heart. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). So, giving is more than an obligation for followers of Christ; it is an exciting opportunity to lay up treasure that will last for all eternity. “The Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’ ” (Acts 20:35b).