The grand characteristic feature of the society of his followers must be generosity. They must be known among men as givers rather than judges. Boundless generosity, limitless kindness to all, saint and sinner - that is what he, the Master, would press home to those who would follow his lead (see 3 John 1:5, 6). Men would find out in time what generous friends they were, and would in their turn freely give to them.
WHAT SHOULD WE GIVE?
- Ourselves. St. Paul says of the Macedonians that they "first gave their own selves unto the Lord." This will make all else well-pleasing unto the Lord.
- Our time.
- Our influence.
- Our money. We are but stewards of all that we possess.
AND HOW ARE WE TO GIVE?
- Unostentatiously. " Let not thy right hand."
- Lovingly — from a principle of love to God and man in the heart.
[Excerpts from the Pulpit Commentary & H. Whitehead]