Generosity consists less in giving much than in giving at the right moment. -La Bruyere
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse. Proverbs 28:27
Jim Elliot, the missionary whose life was portrayed in the movie, “End of the Spear”, once said, “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.” He and the five other men knew something about generosity and sacrifice. They gave their lives in order to get the Gospel to the Auca Indians.
You may feel “misled” by the title of this post, thinking it post was about finances. Well, when talking about missions, it is so much more than giving of finances; it’s giving of time, talents, family, it’s the giving of the comforts of home. You see the generosity these men and others just like them give is not just for physical problems but it is for spiritual problems. For if you meet the spiritual problems of a man many of his physical problems will go away. The drunkard will be sober, the thief will steal no more, the homeless will own their own home. So the question for today is, “How much of your time, talents, and of course your treasures can you give to the poor in spirit, making an eternal difference in their life?”