#5739 – Generous People

Good morning people who believe that you can never out-give God.

Proverbs 11:24-25 MEV There is one who scatters, yet increases; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty. The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will be watered also himself.

This scripture is a very clear kingdom of God principle that is often repeated throughout the Bible. It is one that is a game changer and it can make us or break us. Let’s lean in.

The natural economy is based on the more you have, the more you have. It makes sense really. It is logical, and mathematically, it is correct.

But not so in God.

I love the part of the verse that says a generous soul will be made rich. In other words, the more you give, the more you have. It doesn’t make sense. It is not logical. But it is truth.

We must never just equate ‘will be made rich’ with financial abundance. Sometimes God does this to generous people. We love it and this is great. But let’s not reduce the blessing of God that comes to generous people down to dollars in the bank.

I believe the greater blessing and sign of abundance is the freedom that we have in our soul as we are not controlled by a mindset of lack. Generous people prosper regardless of what they have by natural measure.


Because as they display the heart of a generous God, they find their true contentment in Him, and not just from Him.

May we all be generous even as our heavenly Father is generous to us.