Simply generous

RE Verse reading–Genesis 1:1, Psalm 100, John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 8:8-9, Philippians 2:5-8, James 1:17-18 (day four)  “But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God who gives to all generously. . . and it will be given him”  (James 1:5) When James (the brother of the Lord) says that God gives generously, he uses the word haplos.  It means “simple” (literally “not going on a trip”)  Single-minded.  Imagine a wealthy person who only has ONE passion, ONE charity.  The expected result is generous and regular support because His interest is undivided.  James says that God is the same.  He has only one agenda in the world–His Son and the people who are His by faith.  He is not distracted.  His eye is on us.  We can expect His generous help.  “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?”  (Romans 8:32)  It isn’t complicated.  God is simply generous.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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