SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017
Key Bible Verse: “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” (Luke 6:38)
Dig Deeper: Malachi 3:8-12
There’s a reciprocal relationship between giving what we have and receiving God’s blessing. When you give, you will be blessed. When you give, it will be given back to you.
I’m not suggesting that when you give a hundred dollars somewhere, you’re going to get back a hundred dollars (or more) somewhere else. We’re promised blessing if we give generously, not payback. Not all the blessings of God have to do with money; instead, they may be riches of the Spirit (peace, joy, patience) or gifts that money can’t buy (a spouse, kids, forgiveness, respect, a job you love). When you’re generous, you will be blessed, whether it comes to you materially, spiritually, emotionally, relationally, or some other way.
God obviously cares much more about what happens in our hearts than what happens in our bank accounts, more about our attitudes than our credit scores. Giving generously changes you. It frees you up, undermines the power that money and possessions can have over you, and it makes you more like him.
– Craig Groeschel in Weird
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