It is pleasing to God. He never forgets it Christ set an example of it and it is characteristic of Saints (n Cor. 9:7; Heb. 6:10; II Cor. 8:9; Ps. 112:9). This good quality should be exercised in the service of God towards all men, such as saints, servants, the poor, strangers, and towards enemies (Ex. 35:21-29; Gal 6:10; Rom. 12:13; Deu. 15:12-14; Lev. 25:35; Prov. 25 21)'. It should be demonstrated by lending to those in want, in giving alms, relieving the destitute, and in rendering personal services (Matt. 542; Luke 12:33; Is. 587; Phil. 2:30). In practice, however, we should be guided by these restrictions. We should be liberal without ostentation, with simplicity, should be willing and give abundantly (Matt. 611-3; Rom. 82 •£; Deu. 16:10; Mat. 6:1-8; II Cor. 8:12; II Cor. 87). Its exercise provokes others to like goodness whereas the want of, while bringing to many a curse, is proof of not loving God, and of not having faith (II Cor. 93;Prov. 28:27; I John 3:17; Jas. 2:14-16). Liberality is highly commended, blessings are connected with it and promises are given to those who practice it (Luke 3:11, 1141; I Cor. 16:1; Ps. 41:1; Ps. 112:9; Prov. II25). God's people were always noted for having this virtue, as see Prince of Israel, Num. 7:2; Boaz, Ruth 2:16; David, II Sam. 97-10; Zacchaus, Luke 19:8; First Christians, Acts 245; Barnabas, Acts 4:36, 37; Cornelius, Acts 162; Lydia, Acts 16:15; Paul, Acts 20:34.