Let's explore the principle of generosity. Generosity is giving freely and sacrificially to others without expecting anything in return.
God calls Christians to be generous with our resources, as the Apostle Paul wrote in his letter to the Corinthians, "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7, ESV).
Generosity can take many forms, from giving financially to giving our time and talents to help others. As entrepreneurs, we have been blessed with resources that we can use to bless others, and by doing so, we honor God and show love to our neighbors. We are good stewards, as described earlier.
One example of generosity in action comes from the book of Acts. Acts 2:44-45 says, "And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need" (ESV).
The early Christians in Acts shared their resources, giving sacrificially to meet each other's needs. You don't have to give away everything you have in order to default to generosity. But you can take a generous attitude toward those around you.
The principle of generosity reminds us that we should share our resources with others. We are not meant to hoard wealth. Instead, our resources and wealth are tools that can positively impact the world and show God's love to others.
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