Monday, January 4, 2016

Luke 6:38 -- On Giving

"Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again."
Luke 6:38

This is an interesting principle.  The idea is that we get back exactly as much as we give.  It's a pretty incredible idea, actually, and I think that if we took it seriously, we would probably be giving a lot more in our lives. :)  On one hand, it helps others, and on the other hand, we get back exactly the measure of what we give... and maybe even more, with that whole "running over" idea. :)  So, it's like win-win-win.  We get to feel generous, the people that we gave to get to have something more than they did, and then we get it all back, so we don't actually lose anything long term.  And if we get more, as we're promised, then we can give more, and keep the cycle going. :)
Today, let's give.  Let's put God's principles to the test. :)  It will all happen according to God's timing and not our own, of course, but let's trust God in this, and start spreading our blessings out further, blessing more people's lives.  Whether it is money, or talent, or kindness, or forgiveness, or love, or meals, or really anything else that is good, let's be generous and welcoming.  God will return blessings to us as we bless the lives of others.

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