Matthew 5:40-41 - If someone drags you into court and sues for the shirt off your back, giftwrap your best coat and make a present of it. And if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously.
Crossing The Line
We talked about this yesterday. How do we live a servant life? How do we truly take a step forward and be an example of what it means to be living for Christ and not the world? Living generously is a big step.
When we hear the word generously, we may automatically think about money. This is not about money. This is about giving and doing more than expected, more than required.
I’ve been at jobs that it wasn’t communicated what’s expected. So, I do what I think is right until someone comes and says, “That’s not what you’re supposed to do, you do this...”
When it comes to people, most of the time, we know what’s expected. There’s a societal line in what people accept and expect. Of course, many people love to cross the lines of normality for shock value or attention.
I think we should be about crossing lines not for shock value or attention, but because of God’s great love for us and our love toward Him in being a servant. Don’t do what’s only expected, but be generous toward others.
Practice the servant line. Live generously. Go over and out for others. Pour yourself empty. Leave no room for selfishness and pride. Draw a line in the sand, not to fight, but to cross with generosity.