The book of Acts teaches us that generous giving makes us more like God. Acts reveals God as generous in nature:
- He gives us life (Acts 17:25).
- He gives us the Holy Spirit (Acts 15:8).
- He gives us provision for all our needs (Acts 14:17).
- He gives us eternal rewards in heaven (Acts 20:32).
So when we giving generously, we are reflecting the very character and nature of our generous heavenly Father (who so loved the world that he gave).
My daughter Ally recently had her first choir recital and since she looked so pretty I asked Kristin (my wife) to take a picture of us. After taking the picture my wife exclaimed “Oh my goodness Mike! Ally looks just like you!” My first thought was “Oh that poor little girl!” 😉 But my second thought was “It’s only natural for children to bear the family resemblance of their parents.”
We never more strongly bear the family resemblance as children of God than when we give.