Posted: July 27, 2019
“But a generous man devises generous things,
And by generosity he shall stand.” Isaiah 32:8 NKJV
”But those who are noble make noble plans,
and stand for what is noble.” Isaiah 32:8 MSG
This is the same verse from two different translations. Notice how the word “generous” is synonymous with “noble.” Hmmmm….
Noble means ‘distinguished, exalted, excellent.’ So does being generous make one noble, or does being noble make one generous? Yes.
It’s very counter-cultural, but generosity with your time, money, talents, and encouraging words starts a vicious— no, VICTORIOUS — cycle of excellent, distinguished generosity. Instead of depleting you, it recharges you and makes you want to give more. I’m sure you’ve seen it before: it’s the idea of “paying it forward.”
So, today, how will you start the engine of generosity and nobility?
Heavenly Father, help me to be more generous with all of the resources You have given me, and let others see Your light shining through me as I show them how generous and noble YOU are through my words and actions. Amen.