Generosity - Developing the Habit of Generosity
1. Cultivating Right Attitudes
Stott (1984) eloquently addressed this issue by emphasizing that we must “affirm” our true self, that is, who we are by creation, and we must contain, temper, and even “disown” our false self, that is, who we are by the fall. He added that true self-denial (denying the desires and wishes of our false and fallen self) is not the road to self-destruction but the road to self-discovery. We
2. Nurturing the Art of loving Others Well.
3. Practicing the Habit of Generosity.
Although poverty can never be totally eliminated from this sinful world, it can be alleviated. Scripture provides guidance concerning how this may be done.
Sadly, while poverty can be greatly reduced, ‘You always have the poor with you’ (Matthew 26:11). There will always be need for caring and providing for the poor.