Today's devotion is based on2 Corinthians 9:11, "You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God."
What does God say about giving? Do you need to give a percentage? Or what you promise, no matter what? You see, it is not about the amount, nor is it up to you and me to judge what others should be giving either. Saint Paul reminds us today to give what we have decided to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, but what we give cheerfully.
God will enrich us day by day, especially by his word, so we can be generous with the gifts God gives us. Yes, I am talking about worldly things but also the gift of God's grace, mercy, and love, which we can share generously with others around us.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Gracious Father, you give us so much. Help us give generously in all things – our time, talents, and treasures, knowing that you have first given to us. Thank you that while we were still sinners, you generously gave us your only Son, Jesus, to suffer and die for our sins. Bless us in all we do. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.
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