Generosity is such a powerful fruit of the Spirit. When we are generous, there’s a thoughtfulness that blesses far beyond the immediate giving. Generosity requires that we think of others, thereby taking our eyes off of ourselves. So much of the kingdom of God is learning to stop thinking of ourselves all the time.
Give and it will be given to you:good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. (Luk 6:38A) Put into your bosom because you’ll need both hands to handle the blessing you get back.
But the key to that verse is really the one after it: For with the same measurement that you use, it will be measured back to you. (Luk 6:38B) We should not give because we expect God to do something for us. We should give to help a need, without any worry that we will lack. God replaces in the measure you give. It’s a law of the kingdom.
And God’s measure is good. He doesn’t scrimp. He is honest, pressing the blessing into the measuring cup until it’s full, then He keeps adding more until it completely overflows. You really need to watch Him do this for you. He makes being generous fun.
Another post on generosity: Getting What We Pay For