The truth is, most people are busy enough. They aren’t looking for more things to do with their time or more places to send their money.
Understanding this biblical truth, that to have food and clothing was enough for Paul and the early church, we have to stop and ask ourselves: will it be enough for me?
Even if you do find yourself with great riches, the greater thing, literally “the greatest gain” is to be content with whatever you have. It frees you to give away what was never yours in the first place.
We have been blessed so much by the generous giving of others, and God’s faithful provision. But after reading Jeff Anderson’s book, Plastic Donuts, Giving that Delights the Heart of the Father, I have to wonder: Does my giving delight God in the same way, or is it merely my attempt to satisfy some legalistic requirement?
Those of us who are relatively generous give what we have left, as long as it does not affect our quality of life or our ability to acquire the things we need.