An interesting news item – Denny's resturants in the USA gave away free Grand Slam breakfasts back in the month of February, in an effort to give back to the community during the current tough economic times. Two million people took up the offer. The result? Overall sales have been up for the resturant chain.
A new freebie will be offered on April 8th. Click here to read the news item.
Isn't it good to see the business world living out the value of generosity.
Here are a few thoughts from the Bible on the power of generosity …
"Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice." [Psalm 112:5. NIV]
"One person gives (scatters) freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty. A generous person will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed." [Solomon in Proverbs 11:24-25. NIV]
"Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." [Jesus in Luke 6:38. NIV]
"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously." [Paul in 2 Corinthians 9:6. NIV]