Friday, February 22, 2019

Daily Devotion: Being Generous

Bible Reading: Luke 10:30-42

Key Verse: Verse 34 - "And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Key Words: took care of him

There is something to be said for generosity. We do need a “generous” spirit for those in need.

We on occasion will receive a notice of someone in need and the request will go something like this: “Pastor, I know an individual or a family that has a need; is there something the church can do to help them?” My response is usually, “What have you done for them?” In our text the Good Samaritan did what he could do and so should we if the Lord leads us.

The story is told that one day a beggar by the roadside asked for alms from Alexander the Great as he passed by. The man was poor and wretched and had no claim upon the ruler, no right even to lift a solicitous hand. Yet the Emperor threw him several coins. A courtier was astonished at his generosity and commented, “Sir, copper coins would adequately meet a beggar’s need. Why give him gold?” Alexander responded in royal fashion, “Copper coins suit the beggar’s need, but gold coins suit Alexander’s giving.”

What to do:
✞ It never hurts to have a heart of generosity.

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