Friday, January 24 2020
GIVE TO LIVE!
"Give and it will be given to you; good measure pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." Luke 6:38
God has given us all things to enjoy and everything we own or claim to own is His. The cattle, the hills, the dirt and everything in the universe is His! In actuality, we are only borrowing from God those things that we possess.
So, with that in mind, why are we so stingy with our possessions? Pride, greed, selfishness or all of the above? God even gave His own Son to save our souls from eternal damnation! What more could He give us? If we have been given all things, should we not also give to those in need? Yes! We as the children of the Most High should be the most generous folks on the planet!
In the Old Testament God only asked that His people give 10% of their income as a tithe of all they made as to their income. Even today if you only tithe you will be blessed, but New Testament giving, according to the Word looks to me like we are led by the Holy Spirit to give and He could ask it all at any time to cover any pressing needs in His body! If you are having financial difficulty, ask God about your history of giving and do whatever He says and you will be blessed!
For I do not mean that others should be eased and you be burdened; but that by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may supply their lack, that their abundance also may supply your lack, that there may be equality. As it is written, "He who gathers much had nothing left over, and he who gathered little had no lack." II Corinthians 8:13-15
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin