Key Verse: Verse 35 – "I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive."
Key Words: It is more blessed to give than to receive
Luke 6:38, Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men to give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Acts 20:35, I have showed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. I Corinthians 16:2, Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store; as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come. Just to name a few.
I remember an old preacher saying that one of his members told him he didn’t believe in talking about giving and money, “Good,” said the preacher. “You listen and I’ll talk.”
According to one article entitled “Table Talk,” only four percent of all professing believers give consistently.
One advisor has counseled, “Let us at least give according to our income, lest God make our incomes match our gifts.”
Once, Martin Luther railed against his congregation for being stingy givers. From the pulpit he said, “You ungrateful beasts! You are not worthy of the treasures of the Gospel. If you don’t improve, I will stop preaching rather than cast pearls before swine.”
How would you have liked to have been preached that sermon?
George Muller said, “God judges what we give by what we keep.”
Matthew 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Show me your checkbook and I will show you who your “god” is!
What to do:
✞ There is no man that cannot give. There is only that man that will not give.
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