Our Daily Bread Devotional Wednesday 8th June 2022 Titled Generosity and Joy

Our Daily Bread Devotional Wednesday 8th June 2022 Titled Generosity and Joy

Our Daily Bread Devotional Wednesday 8th June 2022 Titled Generosity and Joy

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TOPIC: Generosity and Joy

Our Daily Bread Devotional Wednesday 8th June 2022 || Bible Verse:

The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord. – 1 Chronicles 29:9

Our Daily Bread Devotional Wednesday 8th June 2022 || Today’s Scripture: 1 Chronicles 29:1–9

READ || Our Daily Bread 8 June 2022 ODB Devotional || INSIGHT

Researchers tell us there’s a link between generosity and joy: those who give their money and time to others are happier than those who don’t. This has led one psychologist to conclude, “Let’s stop thinking about giving as a moral obligation, and start thinking of it as a source of pleasure.”

While giving can make us happy, I question whether happiness should be the goal. If we’re only generous to people or causes that make us feel good, what about the more difficult or mundane needs requiring our support?

Scripture links generosity with joy too, but on a different basis. After giving his own wealth toward building the temple, King David invited the Israelites to also donate (1 Chronicles 29:1–5). The people responded generously, giving gold, silver, and precious stones joyously (vv. 6–8). But notice what their joy was over: “The people rejoiced at the willing response of their leaders, for they had given freely and wholeheartedly to the Lord” (v. 9, italics added). Scripture never tells us to give because it will make us happy but to give willingly and wholeheartedly to meet a need. Joy often follows.

As missionaries know, it can be easier to raise funds for evangelism than for administration because believers in Jesus like the feeling of funding frontline work. Let’s be generous toward other needs as well. After all, Jesus freely gave Himself to meet our needs (2 Corinthians 8:9). By:  Sheridan Voysey

Bible in a Year: 2 Chronicles 30–31, John 18:1–18

Our Daily Bread Devotional Wednesday 8th June 2022 || REFLECT: Why do you think generosity and joy are connected? What “unexciting” need could benefit from your generous giving?

Our Daily Bread Devotional Wednesday 8th June 2022 || PRAYER:

Father God, thank You for the joy found in giving. Give me a generous heart even toward ordinary needs.

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Our Daily Bread Devotional Wednesday 8th June 2022 Titled Generosity and Joy