ALL throughout the Bible, God speaks of giving and living generously.  He didn't just encourage it, He modeled it in the most profound way by the sacrifice of His Son.  A truly generous heart emerges from a heart of gratitude for all He has done for us and for how Christ lavished His love upon us by the sacrifice of His life.  Through the sacrifice of His life, Jesus modeled for us how to live generously so that we too can LIVE GENEROUSLY!!