“Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed” (1 Timothy 6:17-19).
In our affluent, consumer, me-first culture the idea of giving one’s life and resources to the building of an eternal portfolio presents a unique challenge. How we give is a reflection of what we love; of that to which we are committed. It aligns with our life mission; it is the evidence of where we want to make an impact and what we desire to see accomplished. Giving is but the action that springs forth from the divine quality of generosity that dwells within every believer.