"Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread. The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing." - Psalms 37:25-26 NLT
David writes this Psalm as an old man and he indicates that he has witnessed time and time again God honour those who live for Him. What an amazing picture he paints — they are never abandoned and their children never beg for bread. Not only that, he sees the evidence of God’s generational blessing on their lives because he says that even their children are a blessing.
It’s easy for us to recognise that we are blessed by God, but what many don’t realise is that the blessing isn’t just supposed to stick with us — we are blessed to be a blessing. Many times throughout the Bible we see verses that speak about this. Here are a couple of examples: “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed” (Proverbs 11:25-26 NIV) “And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.” (2 Corinthians 9:8-11 NLT)
Don’t ever feel that you need to hold onto everything tightly. If you struggle with generosity, ask Father to help you become more like Him. It will require faith and trust as well as obedience on your part, but as you bless others, you will begin to see God’s blessings increase in your life in a way that could only be attributed to Him.
“I declare that my provision comes from the Lord. I have never been forsaken, and my children have never gone without. I am blessed to be a blessing…”