Jesus makes it clear that the abundant life consists not in material abundance but in the life-giving spiritual abundance found only in Him. Eternal and abundant life begins in this world when we come to Jesus, the ultimate giver, and continues as we become more like Him. The gospel itself centers on the single greatest act of giving in the history of the universe.
As we learn to give, we draw closer to God. But no matter how far we progress in the grace of giving, Jesus Christ remains the unmatchable giver. It was He who left the wealth of Heaven to make the supreme sacrifice to deliver us from eternal poverty and grant us eternal riches.
No matter how much we give, we can never out-give God.
In this video clip, I talk about how being made in the image of a generous God impacts our giving.
See more resources on money and giving, as well as Randy's related books, including Giving Is the Good Life and The Treasure Principle.
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Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.