Sunday, July 6, 2008

Give, and it will be given to you; 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.

Luke 6:38

The lifestyle Jesus is calling for here might be summed up in the phrase, "Give more than you expect to get." This is a philosophy foreign to our "success"-oriented society--but in God's economy, it works extremely well. If I give of myself to those around me--my family, business associates, fellow church members, and so on--God will use His measure to give back to me. And, try as I will, I cannot outgive God. If I give out love, I will receive even more love in return--perhaps not from the person I gave it to, but in some other way. God is the master mathematician, and His measure, "pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap." If I love liberally, I will be loved liberally in return.

2 comments:

ellen b. said...

Amen to that Sister!
I love the nice wide blog format, beautiful...

Pat said...

Beautiful Sunday post as always, Cori! I look forward to them.

Hugs, Pat