Grateful Generosity

Re:Verse passage – Philippians 4:10-23 (day four)

Today is Thanksgiving Day…a day set aside to give thanks to God for His bountiful blessings.  Our nation’s history is full of occasions when God has poured out His blessings upon us.  As individuals, we can surely recall many blessings we have received from God.  When the Philippian church experienced blessing, they chose to bless Paul in his ministry of the Gospel.  They were a generous people.

Historically, Americans have been generous.  They have shared with the world, the blessings God has supplied them.  Americans give more to charitable organizations than any country in the world.  Paul says there is profit in these gifts.  Not financial profit, but spiritual profit.  To whom much is given, much is required.  (Luke 12:48) Keep your eyes on God’s economy rather than your own.  Whether a nation, a church, or an individual, we must express our gratitude to Him and serve to meet the needs of others.  Thank you God for your generous Spirit!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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