Secret #4: Wealthy People are Givers
The Jews are some of the wealthiest people in the world. They constitute 2.2 percent of the population in United States, yet they are 42 percent of its billionaires. They are 1.1 percent of the Canadian population and 25 percent of its billionaires. Why is this?
Here is one reason: The Jews are heavy givers. You will find that wealthy people are substantial givers to charity and church. What is more, they did not wait until they became wealthy to give. They started to give when they had little and continued when they had much. Many Jews give 10 percent of their income to God’s work. They also set aside 10 percent for giving to the poor.
Generosity to others provides generosity to you. You lose what you hoard. You keep what you give. Find someone to help financially. You don’t have to give out of abundance; you give out of sacrifice. Your gift will return unto you down the road.
“Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days.” (Ecclesiastes 11:1) Meanness shrivels the soul; generosity opens the windows of heaven.
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