>Giving away your hard-earned money isn’t easy, but it is necessary.
Now, I’m not talking about taxes. That’s not benevolence or charity since it is compulsory. But there is something that happens to your heart when you make generosity a regular personal principle and choice.
As I have said, envy is at the root of greed. Giving drives envy away. And it guards against greed taking root. Something very positive comes from this discipline.
>It’s as if we acknowledge everything we have comes from God and offer a portion of it back to Him as a sacrifice.
You see, sacrifice is at the core of love. Giving is a healthy sacrifice. It stretches, protects, and keeps your heart in check. Sure, the Bible says God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7), but He’ll take a grouchy one too.
>Giving a portion of your money away is the only way to learn to be generous. The Bible is also clear when it states, “The love of money is at the root of all kinds of evil.” (1 Timothy 6:10) Believer in God or not, this truth is inarguable.
As important and profound is what is not stated in the verse:
The love of giving is at the root of all kinds of good.