In the world but not of it

January 19, 2010

Do all the good you can…

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Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

When I first read this passage my mind flooded with all the ways to discuss the importance of giving to others, sharing the blessings we have and of being generous.

But then I read the passage again and I saw that I cannot really say anything more than what the scripture says. I believe we all know the importance of giving but many are reluctant to do it. I believe we all understand the principles of sowing and reaping but we neglect them hoping they will not impact us. I believe we all have something to share but would rather consume it ourselves.

Yes, this is the sensitive part of life we try to avoid. We don’t want any light cast on our selfishness when it comes to parting with the material things that God actually gave us to begin with. We are more concerned about the percentage we should give than the person that needs it.

“Do all the good you can,

By all the means you can,

In all the ways you can,

In all the places you can,

At all the times you can,

To all the people you can,

As long as ever you can.”

John Wesley; 1703-1791

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