Have you ever noticed that selfishness never looks good on anyone?
It’s difficult to be around someone who is constantly self-absorbed. Everything is about “I, I, I” and “me, me, me.” What I can get. What I can do. What’s happening
On the flip-side, have you ever noticed how refreshing it is to be around someone who is generous? Their conversation is filled with, “How are you? What’s happening in your life? What can I do for you?” You go to lunch with them and almost have to wrestle them to the ground in order to pay for the meal because they want to cover the tab. They’re constantly thinking about how they can give to others, what they can do for others, and how they can bless someone else’s life.
Generosity is a great trait to look for in a potential spouse. Proverbs 31:20 (AMPC) talks about the virtuous woman and says, “She opens her hand to the poor, yes, she reaches out her filled hands to the needy [whether in body, mind, or spirit].”
In other words, she’s not a selfish woman, only thinking about herself and her family. Even though she works hard to make sure her family is taken care of, she’s also aware and cognizant of those people around her who are in need, and she does something about it. She reaches out with full hands to help others.
A word to the wise for all the single men who are looking for a spouse, generosity is an accessory that you’ll want your future wife to have, and it will never go out of style!
The Take Away:
Guys, if you’re single and considering getting married, look for someone who is a giver and who’s not selfish, someone who thinks about others and is a cheerful giver—not just of money but also of time and resources.