Saturday, April 15, 2023

Daily Devotion: The Joy of Giving

Bible Reading: Luke 6:27-45 

Key Verse: Verse 38Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.”

Key Words:
Give, and it shall be given unto you

Stephen Olford relates the following story in his book, The Grace of Giving.  “My father served the Lord for thirty years in Angola, West Africa.  Throughout that whole period he was never on salary.  In fact, he had no guarantee from one month to another that financial support would be forthcoming.  But, thank God he never lacked!  He not only maintained the overhead costs of a missionary program, but he also brought up his family which included three boys.  In later years when he returned home, he discovered people all over who had sacrificed greatly to support his work.  In almost every case, these people had been blessed by his ministry but had chosen to remain anonymous.  If these people had been weary in well doing, what would have happened to a lonely missionary and his family in the heart of Africa?”

I believe prayer is us pouring our heart out to God.  Giving is letting God pour out His heart to others through us.


Supposing today were your last on earth,

The last mile of your journey you’ve trod.

After all of your struggles, how much are you worth?

How much could you take home to God?


Don’t count on possessions, your silver and gold,

For tomorrow you leave them behind.

And all that is yours to have and to hold,

Are the blessings you’ve given – Keep that in mind.


Just what have you done on your journey along,

That was really and truly worthwhile?

Do you feel you’ve done good and returned it for wrong,

Could you look o’er your life with a smile?

What to do:
✞ Memorize the following:  What I’ve tried to keep, I’ve lost; but what I have given to God, I still possess.

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