Ginrich's Devotional Blog

January 25, 2018

Measure of Giving

Filed under: Bible,Christ,Christian,devotion,faith,gifts,God,God's Word,Holy Spirit,prayer — by ginrich @ 8:41 pm

Luke 6:38 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (NIV)

So many ministries use this verse to motivate people to give money to them so the people can get even more money.  If you read the entire paragraph before this verse you will find it is talking about judging others and forgiving others.  The word money is not used.  But the principle of giving is true.  When you give you get back even more than you give along as your motive for giving is to give, not to get.  Giving comes out of the motive of love.  We give because we want to bless someone.  Whether it is money, forgiveness, complements or anything, our motive for giving should be because we want to bless someone.  We want God’s blessing to come through us to someone else.  When we give out bad or negative things (especially words), we can expect to get bad or negative things back.  When we give positive, good things (including words) out, we can expect to get good things back.  The short of it is “what you give you get.”  When we give, let it be because we want to be part of God’s blessing to others.  What we get, let us trust God for what we get.  God is our source, not our giving or our getting.

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