But since you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in the love we have kindled in you —see that you also excel in this grace of giving.
(2 Corinthians 8:7 NIV)

God’s definition of successful living is different then what society strives for. The world covets the accumulation of individual material wealth but God rewards personal sacrifice for others. The kingdoms of this world are about hoarding and keeping whereas the Kingdom of God is about loving and giving. Let us live lavishly by excelling at what the Lord considers valuable.

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