Messages from our culture about wealth and success can be pretty confusing. On one hand, we’re encouraged to work hard and succeed. On the other hand, those who are winning with money are told they’re evil.
Materialism is so widely accepted in our society that it can almost seem normal. It’s even considered okay to go into debt to attain a higher standard of living than you can actually afford. It’s just how our world works today.
Incredible generosity can’t become a thing of the past. God still wants His people to become cheerful givers, and leaders still have a responsibility to encourage a culture of generous giving in their churches.