Food For Thought For November 16, 2023

The Reward of Being a Blessing | Luke 6:38

Read This Passage: Luke 6:32-38

38 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 NKJV

Do you realize how often we miss out on a blessing because we don’t give? As I always like to remind you, don’t just thinking of giving being monetary giving. As sincere believers, we must understand that the Lord has called on us to give out of love as well. Around this time of year, we think about how many turkeys we can pass out or how many toys we can drop off in the donation boxes. This kind of giving is material giving, and is certainly good giving as there are many people who stand in the need of receiving materially.

Sadly, around this time of year, many of us may be unable to give in materials because we don’t have the wealth of materials to give. However, let us not forget that we as God’s children can and should give spiritually. When we have consumed the word of God and we know and understand His word, then we have gained a wealth of riches. Should we be selfish with those riches that we have gained in our soul? Was God selfish in sharing those riches? Absolutely not.

If God shared His riches with us, then why should we withhold those riches for ourselves? Listen to the words of Jesus as they are good for every season of the year. “Give, and it will be given to you … for the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” When we hold back in materials, that can be understandable. However, when we hold back spiritually, we are truly doing a disservice which, in the ends, hurts only us. So, don’t ever hold back the wealth of riches that we have spiritually.

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