King Jesus, the Messiah, wants us to radically open. He links this to being generous. Everything we are belongs to our Father. Jesus knows that by opening up to others, we’ll prompt people to open up with God. They will see this generous Father we have in heaven. They will see, through our openness about God how wonderfully generous he is. What a loving Father He is.
This is core to the new agreement with God. God’s goal for us is that nothing is be hidden. Nothing is to be closed. Transparency is required. Jesus demands it.
“Keep open house; be generous with your lives.” ~~Jesus (Matthew 5:14-16 The Message)