The wicked borrow, and do not pay back, but the righteous are generous and keep giving. (Psalm 37:21)
These are tough words in a culture of credit cards. But more than a cultural critique, the psalmist sings to change a mindset.
Do I sense that I am entitled to whatever I want whenever I want it, without thinking of the other? Or do I keep noticing God’s gifts and creatively imagine how I can be generous? Or am I a complicated mix of these mindsets?
Probably, most of us are a mix. The Holy Spirit keeps calling us to move toward righteousness, so that we might be in our “right” mind, so that we might taste the joy of giving.
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