How to be a Generous Man

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How to be a Generous Man

When Scripture says that man should be a cheerful giver, the Bible means it. Some men ask, so how much should I give if I want to be generous. I think CS Lewis could answer this for us.

” I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries, amusements, etc is up to the standard common among those with the same income as our own, we are probably giving away too little. If our charities (giving habits) do not at all pinch or hamper us, I should say they are too small. There ought to be things we should like to do and cannot do because our charities expenditure excludes them.”

Taken from CS Lewis, Mere Christianity (New York: Harper Collins, 2001), 86

Our giving must also require us to trust God. It is not so much about how much should I give but how much does God want?