Monday, December 14, 2020

Daily Devotion: Loving to Give

Bible Reading: II Corinthians 9:1-7

Key Verse: Verse 7 – “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.”

Key Words: God loveth a cheerful giver

The word purposeth carries the idea of prioritizing. So I put all things in the order of importance to me and I give accordingly. So the question is, Where does God rank according to your giving?

One day a man was lost in a desert without water, but he saw an old shack. He was dying of thirst. He knew he didn’t have much longer so he painfully made his way to the shack. Inside the shack was a little jar of crystal clear water set on the floor next to a pump. Flooded with relief, he walked over to the jar to quench his overbearing thirst. As he reached down to pick up the jar of water, he noticed a sign. The sign said “Use this water to prime the pump outback. When you are satisfied, refill it and leave it for the next person who will pass this way.”

He found himself on the horns of a dilemma because he was so very thirsty. What if he followed the directions on the sign and there was no water in the well? He had to make a decision to either serve himself now, or invest and take the chance that deep down there was so much more.

Giving is a method of priming the pump of God’s blessing in the life of a believer. You have a choice. You can take the little that God has given you now and consume it for yourself. Or you can use it to prime something that’s got so much more. It all boils down to whether you believe there’s something more in the well.... So what will you do, prime the pump or take what you’ve got and run? A lot depends upon what your real purpose in life is!!

Thought: Priorities in life are revealed by what makes us happy.

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