Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

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Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

Matthew 7:11

THE OUTWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Giving

You then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children.

Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:11, You then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children (NASB1995). If you are like most believers, giving extravagantly and freely is not a comfortable or easy thing to do. We are anxious about getting too crazy in our giving, fearing we might go broke giving too much away. If this is you, be comforted. You are in good company. Most of us do not have the gift of generosity, but we all have the nature of generosity because it is part of the image of God that is stamped upon us. We just need to exercise our giving to get better at it and get more joy out of it. Know that the more extravagant we get in using God’s resources to bless and encourage others, the easier it becomes. Think about it.