“You know the generous grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that by his poverty he could make you rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9, NLT).

English: Waitress in unidentified diner, Pike ...

English: Waitress in unidentified diner, Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington, 1981. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Occasionally we hear about someone leaving a waitress or waiter a huge tip on a small bill. When it happens it makes the national news as it’s unusual for someone to be so generous, especially in hard economic times. Even in good times, the human tendency is to be selfish. Sharing just doesn’t come naturally.

People sometimes use the phrase “richer than God” when describing a person of tremendous wealth. But we have no idea just how rich God is. He does own everything in the universe, but his physical wealth, which means little to him, is nothing compared to the richness of his heavenly existence—Jesus was God, with all the glory that entails. Yet he was willing to give it all up to become a human being. He took on our poverty, in every sense of the word, to give us his riches. And that is the biggest tip ever.

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