Beware that there is no base thought in your heart...
You shall generously give to him,
and your heart shall not be grieved
when you give to him,
because for this thing the LORD your God will bless you
in all your work and in all your undertakings.
For the poor will never cease to be in the land;
therefore I command you, saying,
"You shall freely open your hand to your brother,
to your needy and poor in your land."
God is interested in our hearts!
Israel was to be generous to the poor in the land and not have a bad attitude about it!
No base thought. Your heart shall not be grieved.
For us today:
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly
will also reap sparingly,
and he who sows bountifully
will also reap bountifully.
Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart,
not grudgingly or under compulsion,
for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6,7
I love these verses. Especially because this was a major theme in my parents life and I want to follow in their footsteps. Cheerful giving. Hilarious giving.
What a great answer to selfishness.
Invest your money for eternity.
God loves a cheerful giver!
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!