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Abundant Blessing

Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over—will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. Luke 6:38 [HCSB]

#2 Giving

#2 Giving (Photo credit: martkelly)

Jesus opened up for us a whole new way of giving. He gave Himself totally to and for the needs of people. We no longer need to pay or sacrifice our way into God’s mercy, for Jesus Christ has paid our debt before God and His cross is a completed work in our eternal interest.

Our giving, then, is no longer a debt that we owe, but a seed that we sow! The life and power source are in Him. Ours is simply to act on the potential God has placed in us by His power and grace.

Note that when Jesus said, “Give,” He also said, “and it will be given to you.” Giving and receiving belong together. As we give we put ourselves in a position to reach out and receive a harvest.

A principle of planting and reaping is that the amount of fruit that results from sowing is disproportionate to the measure of the seed put into the ground. Therefore Jesus said that the harvest will be “good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.”

Spirit Filled Life Daily Devotional Bible, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers) 1998, c1993.


About Dale

Christ follower, husband, dad, dad-in-law, pops, son, brother, uncle, nephew, friend, pastor, longview lobo, baylor bear, dbu patriot, swbts alum, native texan, illinoisan. I am passionate about worshipping Jesus Christ and leading others to worship Him through the arts.


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