Giving is not Limited to the Ability to do so
THE WORD SIROCCO
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Topic: Giving is not Limited to the Ability to do so
2 Corinthians 8:1-10; Philippians 4:10-23
1 Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days.
2 Give a portion to seven, and also to eight; for thou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth.
We often exempt ourselves from giving by saying we can’t give what we don’t have. The truth of the matter is that nobody has nothing to give. The Macedonians gave beyond their power or ability. This means they gave beyond their convenience. They put others first and sought to give to them instead of using what they have on themselves.
Solomon encourages us in the book of Ecclesiastes to give to seven and also to eight (Ecclesiastics 11:1-2). To give a portion to seven means to give all you have and to give to the last person. Giving a portion to eight means giving all over again after you have done everything. You must not grow weary in giving.
God gave His only begotten Son (John 3:16-17). He also commanded Abraham to give Him his only son, Isaac, whom he loved. This kind of giving, which involves giving all that a person has, is not common in today’s world of greed.
Pray for yourself that you will not grow weary in giving.
“Concerning Giving and Receiving” by Eastwood Anaba
( Find e-books at www.amazon.com)