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Devotionals

Christianity Works - February 22

Generosity
by Berni Dymet

Luke 6:38 … give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.

It's great being around generous people, isn't it?  But sometimes, as much as we love being the beneficiaries of someone else's generosity, well, we can be a bit tight sometimes.  We hold back - because we're selfish.

As I look at my life - and you, yours - I'm sure we can see how generous God's been.  Doesn't mean we're all leaving in seaside mansions … but no matter how little we may appear to have, actually He's given each one of us so much.

And the thing is - He wants us to give other people much of what He's given us.  In fact Jesus once said -

... give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.

Generosity - at least the sort of generosity that Jesus talks about - it's meant to go around, it's meant to overflow - like a river of blessing.   

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