Devotional | Living is Giving, Giving is Living
All that we’ll get from life is that which we have given into it.
Jesus puts it another way… “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)
How many of us immediately think of MONEY when we read this? Are you thinking about money right now? Is that what Jesus was speaking about in this scripture? … surprising to many He was NOT! Let’s read on and see for ourselves. The preceding verse establishes the context, verse 37 “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven” (NKJV).
For Jesus, GIVING is fundamentally for FORGIVING..!
St. Paul picks up on this wisdom saying and tells the Galatian Christians, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap
everlasting life.” (Galatians 6:7-8 NKJV)
When we GIVE FORGIVENESS we become free from those we hold captive in the Jail of our hearts. God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ calls all His Children to be GENEROUS with His FORGIVENESS. Let us GIVE away what we have FREELY received.
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:9-10 NKJV) … because it all comes back to us..!
Let’s live OPEN-HANDEDLY and let His people go..!