2 Corinthians 9:15
One of the measures of a man which God considers is his generosity (Luke 6:38, 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, et al). The capacity of one’s heart to give is a reflection of the kind of heart which a person has.
In looking into the hearts of men and women as they are challenged with opportunities to give, God is doing nothing more than inviting us to examine His own heart from whence all giving originated. To Abraham the Lord affirmed a covenant: “...I will make you the father of a multitude of nations...” (Genesis 17:5). In the wilderness the Lord sustained complaining Israel with manna of which everyone had enough to eat. David was given the promise that one of his descendants would forever occupy the throne of the Lord. Solomon received wisdom that others journeyed for days to hear. When Jesus fed the 5000, twelve baskets of leftovers were collected. Let no person ever say of God that He is stingy!
And consider this. When the human race needed rescued from its self-inflicted sin dilemma, the Lord God did not drop a book out of the sky and say, “Here, read this.” He didn’t let down a rope ladder out of heaven and tell us to climb up. He didn’t send some angels to talk with us about our problem. God sent exactly what we needed - and more! He sent us His own Son!!
When we needed saved, God sent the Savior.
When we needed to find the path home, God sent the Way.
When we needed to know reality, God sent the Truth.
When we needed to be freed from the fear of death, God sent the Life.
When we needed forgiveness, God sent the Lamb of God.
When we needed to overcome the grave, God sent the Resurrection.
When we needed to hear the voice of God, He sent the Word.
Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!