Biblical Economics – Generosity Isn’t Just for the Rich

Generosity isn’t just for the rich. Preachers who encourage those who have less not to give do a a great disservice to the Kingdom. Of course God commands those who are rich to radical generosity. He does the same for those who have less. Generosity is the call of every Christian, and God uses it to transform every Christian.

Sacrificial generosity is that which is most pleasing to God. Jesus said as much in the story of the widow’s mite. Paul echoed it in his affirmation of the Macedonian churches.

Here is a modern-day example: The inspiring story of how generosity transformed this village in Uganda. Well, well worth the 6 minutes.

Sacrificial generosity transforms the giver, whether rich or poor.

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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