One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. -Proverbs 11:24-25
Generous people prosper! We shouldn't confuse prosperity with financial wealth. Prosperity is a successful flourishing, or thriving condition. Generosity begins with trusting in God and reflects His character.
God’s ultimate desire is that we would give happily. He doesn’t want us to have to give out of obligation or coercion. He wants to bless His children. Not so that we can live in complete comfort and luxury, but so that we can be even more generous—abounding in every good work.
Generosity is not an act, but a way of life.