“One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.” (Proverbs 11:24)
In the world we are taught that if you are tight with your money you will get more yet the law of the Kingdom is the opposite. Give and it will be given unto you. Withhold and you will come to poverty. It sounds upside down, but how often is that true with the things that God asks of us. He had to die to bring life. Death led to victory.
There is very often joy in obedience. As we give, it changes us; changes out hearts. Have you met a happy person who is stingy or a very generous person who is not happy?
The bible also tells us that it is God who gives us the gift of enjoying wealth. I think this comes from having a generous heart.
Quick Prayer. “Holy Spirit, please cause me to have a generous heart, a fruit of your presence in me.” Amen