Let’s all pray for more love and compassion for the needy. Let’s think of different ways to bless the poor. Let’s pray that God removes any stinginess that’s lurking in our heart. The one who is gracious to the poor lends to the Lord, and the Lord will repay him for his good deed.
When we give, we are obeying God and doing what is uncomfortable, which helps us grow and be who God has called us to be. Abraham was willing to give his only son after God asked him to, and I believe that experience helped prepare him to be the man of faith that he was. God can do so much more through a wise, giving, mature person than a person who is overly concerned with possessions of this world.