Do you believe God is stingy? You probably say, “What a question! Of course I don’t think that!” If you are plagued by worry about your future you may – or worse you may be guilty of unbelief. We have a generous God. Why fear? God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
“We have known men say, ‘Well, I suppose I must give something; but these claims come terribly often; my purse is always being drawn upon; but I suppose I cannot get out of it without a subscription.’ He gives as if he were parting with his blood. His fingers tremble and linger long over the shilling, which has to be extracted as forcibly as if it were a tooth. One wonders that the Queen’s image is left upon it when it has been held with such pressure. But the Lord gives out of the greatness of his heart, without so much as a trace of unwillingness. Even when the boon was his own Son, he freely delivered him up. There is never a grudge in the Lord’s mind towards those who draw upon him the most largely and the most frequently. ‘He upbraideth not.’ Many who give take the opportunity to upbraid, saying, ‘I do not think you ought to have been in this plight. You must have been wasteful, and not so industrious as you ought to have been, or you would not be drawing upon me,’ and so on, until they have taken full compensation for their shilling out of the poor creature, who feels bound to endure the chastisement. God giveth liberally, and adds no sorrow therewith to those who humbly seek wisdom at his hands. Oh, the splendor of the generosity of God! He is ready to save — waiting to deliver. It delights him to bestow his goodness. The cost was paid long ago on Calvary’s tree, and that is over. Since the great sacrifice has been presented, all the blessings of grace are freely given to us of God, with a willingness which shows that his heart goes with them.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XXXV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1889), p. 293-294]