There are many great scriptures that motivate us to a life of generosity and giving, but perhaps the best summary is in:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
God loved, so he gave. And what a gift!
“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
God’s generosity is the grandest display of love possible.
Generosity is throughout scripture. In Psalms we are told
“Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice.”
As Christians strive to become more “Christ-like,” they find they are often called upon to give. We give time to support our church. We give care to those we love, and even strangers. We give financially to support ministries and community programs. Christians are generous people by nature.
Because we are called to love and care for others we find joy when we see needs and seize opportunities to help. The world today is filled with problems, it is true. But those problems are also opportunities for us to exercise generosity.
God has placed us in a position of stewardship — not ownership — of accumulated wealth. Early in the scriptures, we find that God is the owner of all. The Psalmist declares:
“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it.”
Yet even as God is owner of all, he has put mankind in the position of steward over it all:
“Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
We believe the Bible shows that generous stewardship is a gift specifically given and to be nurtured.
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously…”
At Co:Mission Foundation, we have been blessed to co-mission with generous individuals, families, businesses, and ministries.
Generosity is a good thing. Generosity in fulfillment of a Biblical stewardship calling is transformational. Co:Mission Foundation is a catalyst to generosity by serving Christian stewards with smart and simple strategies that leverage their non-cash assets to accomplish their ministry desires.
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