“Give Unto the Lord “
Believers understand we are to be generous with other believers who need our help. Now we might think we are only helping an individual or family out, but there is more going on than meets the eye.
Please read the following scripture verses. 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written: “He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”
10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us, your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. 13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.
14 And in their prayers for you, their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. 15 Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
There did you see what I am talking about? Starting in verse 12 we are told when we help another believer, we are not only supplying their need. Our help is giving overflowing thanks to the Lord God, we are praising God, we are encouraging the receiver to thank the Lord God for our obedience to Him. And the receiver will pray for the giver because of the grace the Lord God has given him.
Who would think all of these things are going on when we help a brother or sister in need? The Lord God, that is who. This is all part of His plan.
As verse 15 says, Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be Blessed, Be a Blessing;