STOP AND THINK – I have never known a person who was critical of most things and sad about many things who was generous. (Kent Wilson)

Is Wilson’s observation true? Think of the generous people you’ve known. Were they often critical and sad or tolerant and happy? There does seem to be a correlation, doesn’t there? People give generously when they are supportive of someone or some work, not critical. They’re happy about the person or the organization, so they give in happy support.

Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share (1 Timothy 6:18).