Sunday, June 24, 2007

Bits & Pieces: Giving (4)

"Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For whatever measure you deal out to others, it will be dealt to you in return," (Luke 6:38).

* These words from the lips of our Lord Jesus contain a command, an encouragement, and a cause for consideration. Our Savior commands our giving, and encourages such giving by promised blessing (although reward is not to be our goal).
Rather, our standard of measure for giving should reflect the gracious way in which the Lord has given to us.

* So much of the deep satisfaction and joy we experience in the Christian walk is in proportion to the investment we make in others. Often, the greater our giving to the needs of others, the greater our receiving of the love we give.
Oh, that we would give in a manner worthy of the giving God who saved us!

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