Challenged to Give

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A Christian author writes: “God prospers me not to raise my standard of
living, but to raise my standard of giving.” (Randy Alcorn) Question: Why
does God give us good things? Answer: Because it’s in God’s nature to
give. If it’s in God’s nature to give, then we are being like God when we
give. Consequently, it’s no surprise that God blesses us with material
wealth; that wealth becomes for us an opportunity to practice being like
Him in our giving. It also provides for us the opportunity to trust in Him
to provide for us when we give. In fact, we may do better to think of
giving as sharing – since what we give first came from God, and really is
His to give. He simply chooses to give to others through us. Can He trust
us to share?