We give to give, not to get. However, despite that, generosity comes with great reward.
Generosity transforms people’s lives, both the person and the object of the generosity. Look what it did for us...God was generous with His own Son (Romans 8:32), and because of that, our very life and future has been transformed. Generosity is not dependent on what you have, or on circumstances, but is a condition of the heart. God blesses giving with the right heart condition. Generosity portrays a right heart condition because it’s an extravagant, joyful giving of all that we have. In return, generosity is rewarding, feels good and opens the door for us to receive more.
Generosity also works selfishness and greed out of our lives so that we might share and partake of God’s divine nature. It breaks greed off of our hearts, which would otherwise disqualify us from God’s best. It’s the antidote to greed and selfishness. You will always lose when greed is your master. Yet with God, He is generous and “gives us richly all things to enjoy,” (1 Timothy 6:17).
Lastly, that which we give is immortal; it’s waiting for us in heaven. We can’t take anything with us, but we can send it ahead (Matthew 6:19-20). After all, we don’t live for the here and now because “if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world,” (1 Corinthians 15:19).