A Practical Plan for Generous Giving
Joshua 1:8 (NIV) Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
This was a promise that God made to Joshua and applies to each one of us as well. Prosperity and success in God’s eyes does not happen automatically. God lists three conditions for success in life.
- Discuss the Word of God – talk about it with your family, at your Life Group, with your friends.
- Meditate on God’s Word day and night – to meditate is to think over the meaning and application of the Bible to your life.
- Why should you discuss and think about God’s Word? So that you are careful to do everything written it.
Following God’s plan for life leads to prosperity and success in your life.
2 Corinthians 9:11 (NIV) You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
What you think “rich” means and what the Bible means by “rich” may well be different. To be made rich in every way is to have enough resources of all kinds to meet your own needs and have enough to be a generous giver. Generous givers produce the result of thanksgiving to God from those who are blessed through their giving.
Listen to my September 13, 2009 message “A Practical Plan for Generous Giving” (message notes).