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11 Cor. 8:2-3 GW While they were being severely tested by suffering, their overflowing joy, along with their extreme poverty, has made them even more generous. I assure you that by their own free will they have given all they could, even more than they could afford.
We live in a culture of entitlement. If I don't have, it is someone's fault and someone should pay, thus we have lawsuits and increasingly burdensome government programs. But this self-centeredness leads only to more disatisfaction and unhappiness.
Happiness doesn't eminate from selfishness, but from generosity. We find joy and blessing as we give with grateful hearts.
Luke 6:38 GW Give, and you will receive. A large quantity, pressed together, shaken down, and running over will be put into your pocket. The standards you use for others will be applied to you."