Did you know if you have running water, a roof over your head, clothes to wear, food to eat, and some means of transportation, that you are among the wealthiest 15 percent of the world? My guess is this is going to include just about every single person reading this. So, congratulations, welcome to a very affluent community. Perhaps you never thought of yourself as being rich and are excited right about now.
Would you maintain your excitement once I reminded you Jesus said, “To whom much is given, much is expected (Luke 12:48)”? As you read through Scripture, you will find the unmistakable call for us to live with radical generosity. We have been made rich to serve the needs of others.