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The wonderful blessing of giving

April 12, 2011

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Luke 6:38

You know those cereal boxes that you get at the store, and open them up, and all of the cereal is down at the bottom and there’s nothing but air in the top half of the bag? I always feel like I’m getting ripped off! Why don’t they just make those boxes smaller?

When it comes to giving, there are so many Christians who give just like that. On the outside, they make it look like they’re giving a lot. But in reality, they aren’t really sacrificing anything.

Now, aren’t you glad God doesn’t withhold his blessings like many withhold their gifts?

God says, “When you give sacrificially, I’ll fill your box until it overflows!” You either believe that if you obey God, he is going to bless you, or you don’t believe it.  But if you do believe it, then you should act on it and give God an opportunity to pour out his blessings on you.

I realize that God has blessed certain people with the ability to give more than others. A single mom holding down two jobs just to pay the bills won’t be able to give nearly as much as a wealthy businessman. But whether you’re rich or poor, God sees the sacrificial spirit inside of you and blesses you abundantly when you give!


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