Do you consider the ability to give (regardless of amount) as a blessing? I think it is fair to say most people struggle with giving in general, let alone see it as a blessing. In contrast Luke quotes Jesus in Acts 20:35 as saying: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Here are three ways giving is a blessing: it is a benefit to us; it is a benefit to others; and thirdly, it can open the door to missional opportunities. The Greek word translated blessing in this passage implies a state of happiness.

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