Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice.
(Psalms 112:5 (NIV))
Have you ever wondered how someone can give so generously and always seem to have more to be able to give when you are hardly able to make ends meet? What is so amazing is that often the person who gives freely and generously often does not have a tremendous amount of resources from which to give, but they always manage to be able to give anyway.
Let’s consider this for a moment. God loves a cheerful giver. God blesses those who do His Will. Could it be that God blesses those who use what He has given to them in a way that blesses others? Let’s take a look at Jabez. He asked to be blessed. That is something that we all ask for. However, Jabez not only asked to be blessed, but he asked so that he could bless others from the blessing that God had given him.
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.
(1 Chronicles 4:9-10(NIV))
Jabez’s territory was his sphere of influence in which he was able to speak of God. Through generosity, we can speak of God’s generosity to us through the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ. That is the ultimate generosity. Jesus freely gave His life for others.
Are you generous and just?