“Some give freely, yet grow all the richer; others withhold what is due, and only suffer want. A generous person will be enriched, and one who gives water will get water” (Proverbs 11:24-25). There is much insight in Scripture on generosity, but how does that Biblical wisdom match up with what scientists are learning?
The John Templeton Foundaton has catalyzed lots of scientific research on virtues such as generosity. Here is a nice summary of what has been learned so far as a result of their generous support.