Friday, March 5, 2010

Grace to Give

Giving falls within some acts that are governed by the law of reciprocity. For instance, it is what the farmer plants that he will harvest and what he sows is what he will reap. The quantity of what is sown suggests the proportion of what he will reap.

The Bible says, “Be not deceived; God is not mucked; for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap” (Galatians 6:7). Nobody can deceive God! What you give is what you will receive. “The liberal soul shall be made fat; and he that watereth shall be watered also himself” (Proverbs 11:25).

It pays to give and share out from what you have. The giver can never lack for “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Luke 6:38; Acts 20:35). You do not need to wait till you have much to give before you start to give. The widow in Jesus' time had only two mites to give and she was commended by the Lord. The widow of Zarephath had nothing more than “an handful meal in a barrel” and she gave to the man of God. You can also share with people from the little you have to receive more blessing from God.

Human beings have varieties of things they can share with one another. You must first give your life to Christ as the ultimate of your giving. Then, you share your testimony of God's goodness with others to give them the gospel of light. You can give your time and talent to help others in anyway you can.

There are other things you can give like money, food and water to those who are in need of your service. Always remember that when you give, God will reward you if you do it selflessly, with simplicity and sincerity. (2 Corinthians 9:6-7). Give and it shall be given unto you.

Challenge: Jesus gave His life for you, what will you give to him?

Prayer: Give me your grace Oh Lord to give in a scriptural way.

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