I am listening to the latest Driscoll sermon series on generosity, looking at 2 Corinthians and their example. Now money is an important subject at the moment when we consider the current economical situation; property level is low, unemployment is high and belts are being tightened. And now Christmas is here and people will want to spend, spend, spend and money is not there to be spent.
We see in the bible that those who are most generous are the those with the least to give. We don’t see examples of the rich folks giving all they have in the bible, no it is these people that spiritually seem to be in trouble. It is the poor woman who gives pennies, the Macedonian Church whom have little but have real joy. So why? Why are the poor most generous?
Well one of the reasons can be as simple as this. Who is your God? Is it money? If it is your God has died, and as Driscoll says, “your God has died and is showing no sign of resurection any time soon.” I think we make money our idol, into our god but that is dangerous ground. Our God is better and bigger than money and we need to look to this God. Joy is found in his precious arms, his presence is our greatest need and should be our real desire. We must start worshiping him, turn away from our idols and repent.