A generous person will be enriched,
and one who gives water will get water.
Whenever generosity is mentioned in Scripture, a future return on investment is promised. The language may change from passage to passage, but we know that we can expect something to happen when we give to others. What clues can we learn from King Solomon’s proverb? The benefit, whatever it may be, is described as water. It is something necessary for our very survival. Maybe it’s disappointing to learn that our reward for generosity isn’t a big pile of cash or a bigger mansion in heaven or even a little recognition, but try going a few days without water and you’ll find that there’s nothing you wouldn’t trade for a sip. Our reward is necessary to survive.