2 Corinthians 8:12 (NIV 1984)
For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.
You may have heard the expression; the Lord loves a cheerful giver. Well, today’s Scripture verse supports this claim. The surrounding passage indicates that the goal is equitable distribution of resources to all who may have needs. In working to manage our home or family budgets, we often make the distinction between wants and needs. May we recognize the difference between what we need and what we want. May we willingly give, from what we have been given, to those who are in need. (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)