Simply put, we should search for opportunities to share our wealth. This goes against human nature. Studies indicate that as people get richer and richer, they tend to give less and less. Instead, wealthy Christians ought to be the best tippers, the first to grab the check when they’re with less affluent friends and the most compassionate with those who are in true need. But lest we still feel guilty for having wealth, note the little phrase in the text above: “Who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” The fact is, God wants us to enjoy the blessings he gives us. Whether it’s financial wealth, a good mind or a strong body, part of the reason we have the blessing is to enjoy it ourselves! That’s pretty cool isn’t it? God is no killjoy. He is abundant. He gives freely and smiles broadly when his kids enjoy his stuff. He just wants us to play nice in the sandbox—and share. Sound familiar?

Steve Diggs has presented the No Debt No Sweat! Money Management and ReTooled & ReFueled Essential Life-Skills Seminars over 500 times at churches, colleges, conferences, employee groups, and other venues nationwide. Visit Steve at www.NDNS.org, www.RetooledAndRefueled.com or www.SteveDiggs.com or call 615-834-3063.  The author of seven books, Steve has been a TV commentator, syndicated columnist, minister, and, today, is a fulltime speaker.  For 25 years he was President of the Franklin Group, Inc. Steve and Bonnie have four grown children whom they have home schooled.  The family lives in Brentwood, Tennessee.

No Debt No Sweat! Christian Money Management Seminar teaches God's people how to use God's money God's way. More at www.NDNS.org.

ReTooled & ReFueled: The Essential Christian Life-Skills Seminar shows Christians how to live for the beautiful bye and bye—while dealing with the nasty now and now.  More atwww.RetooledAndRefueled.com