This morning I want to share with you something that I have learned over the last 33 years of being a Christian that truly separates those that are successful from those that are not. It has to do with whether or not you have a giving and generous spirit or what I call a miserly spirit. Now I am really not talking about money. What I am talking about is what Jesus was talking about when He made this statement.
Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Now all of us have received great abundance and blessings from God. Not all of those things are material things, but all of them are things that have helped us rise up from the ashes of where we were and set us on a path that is so much better than the one we were on. Some of us have been healed, all of us have been cleansed, we were born again from the dead, and we came out of the kingdom of darkness and into the kingdom of His dear Son. So here is the principle. Since we have been given such abundance from God freely without charge, we are to be givers to others as well.