Sometimes it seems like generosity is the “bar” we have to clear in order to be good Christians. “Well, I’m a generous person. I give to the church. I support Christian ministries. So I’m probably doing all right…” But as Jesus illustrates in this text, generosity, while one part of the fabric of the Christian life, isn’t the only part, and, as Christians, we need to keep it balanced with the other parts too.
If you’re looking to go deeper into our study of generosity, two of the resources I’ve used in preparation for this series might be helpful: The Bible Project podcast episode, “God and Money,” and the book by the guys whose story the podcast tells, God and Money by John Cortines and Gregory Baumer.