Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice. – (Psalm 112:5, NIV)
It is good for people to be kind and generous and to be fair in business. – (Psalm 112:5, ERV)
Life is good for the one who is generous and charitable, conducting affairs with honesty and truth. – (Psalm 112:5, TPT)
We are called to live a life of generosity and justice. This requires that we are kind and generous, honest and fair. Each of these things are part of the lifestyle that Jesus modeled for us. We are called to love, and how He loved is the ultimate example. Jesus was generous with His time, talent and resources, and He was quick to identify things that were right and those that were not, and operated justly; always. With so many things out of our control right now, our best defense is to live a life of love. Where we have plenty, we ought to be generous. As we navigate our way through our ever-changing jobs, we must do so with honesty, truth and fairness. Being an educator, this is especially important, as what we do, demonstrates to the next generation, how things ought to be done. If we are kind, generous and fair, the same is given in return. Even when it is not, our hearts can hold fast to choosing what is right and knowing that we have done our best to do what we are called to do. May we ever pursue God’s heart, so we will know best how to be kind, generous and just.
It is always good,
To live such a life;
Where true justice reigns,
And giving ends strife.
For we have been called,
And lovingly shown;
What God has required,
His way’s been made known.
To choose act justly,
Love mercy as well;
Walk humbly with God,
So good, our lives tell.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You tell us in Your word and have shown us through Your Son, how to be generous and just in all things. Forgive us for the times that we have lacked a generous heart, or have not considered what is most just, equitable and fair. Show us how to live our lives with generosity, kindness and truth in all things. Help us to love those around us with generosity, humility, honesty and justice. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we seek You to live the life You are calling us to lead. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8