Ginrich's Devotional Blog

December 27, 2012

Giving

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Luke 6:38. Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over,  will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive.” 

Maybe we’re thinking “I did or gave such and such to them but they didn’t do or give anything to me.”  Ever have those thoughts?  We all have at some time or other.  Our question is are we willing to forget what we have done or given to others and remember what others have done or given us?  It may not be the same others we have given to but what counts is the passing on of the giving.  God continually gives to us.  How can we do less for His other children.  For the world the giving season is over.  Food pantries will become empty again, the hungry will not eat.  Let us remember to carry the Christmas spirit of giving with us each and everyday. 
 

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November 13, 2010

Give Without Judging

Mt 25:42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,

 

Many of us enjoy being able to give to someone in need.  So often we look far away to do our giving.  In doing that, we miss giving to those who are nearby.  Sometimes we think we need to spread our giving out to as many as we can find.  Yet, many times God sends someone our way, in our midst, who is in need of our help and support.  It may be for a longer period of time, especially in today’s economy.  Our entire reason for giving should not be to make us feel good.  We give out of the love of God and for His glory.  It is not for us to judge how long we should help out another.  It is for God to judge.  It is for us to give with cheerfulness from the bounty we have.  God says, “Give and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down and shaken together.”   Let us be sure to give without judging.  Let us give without resentment.  Let us give because in giving to God’s other children we are giving to God.

 

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