Generosity and Our Motives
By Rick Boxx
January 24, 2011
Seth Godin's book "Linchpin" has a fascinating chapter on generosity, complete with some biblical history. This brilliant marketer urges leaders to be generous, not with their money, but with their talents.
He places people in three categories. The first is those who only desire to be recipients. The second group is generous, but you owe them big time in return. The third group is generous, because they love you.
As I reflected on his comments, I realized how easy it can be to fall into the second category. We may choose to give away our talent or skills, but deep down we're wondering what's in it for me.
Proverbs 16:2 teaches, "All a person's ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord."
Have you examined your motives lately?
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