As the Israelites settled into the Promised Land, God instructed them to do something quite shocking. At the end of every seven years, they were to cancel all debts.
Also during that seventh year, they were to put down their tools and relax. It was to be a year of rest from both toil and obligations.
Why? Because God wanted the Israelites to understand that everything they had come from him. And so, knowing his openheartedness toward them, they should likewise be benevolent with others.
God is a giving God, and he wants his people to be generous as well. Today, be open-hearted with those who are in need around you.