Why It’s Better To Give Then To Receive

18a2Everyone loves a good encouraging message about the blessings of God but what most preachers leave out are the conditions laid out in scripture to receive those blessings. True Christianity is never about yourself. It’s about loving and serving God first, loving and serving others second, and forsaking self. Our prayers should not be focused around what we want but rather around seeking God to find out what He wants, and what He wants of us usually has to do with us helping someone else. When we see to the needs of others, God will see to it that someone else sees to ours, or else He will personally intervene on our behalf.

We are all members (are parts) of the body of Christ. When your hand is wounded only the other hand can effectively tend to it. That hand cannot as effectively tend to itself. Listening to twisted sermons about heaping baseless blessings on yourself and greedy getting won’t do anything but fluff your flesh. If you want to get, then give. If you need a blessing, then be a blessing. That’s how it works with God. Those that reject themselves are excepted by Him, those that humble themselves are exalted by Him, and those that give of themselves, are given unto by Him. In this we see that it is truly better to give then to receive, for when we seek to receive from men, what small rewards we get, but when we give, then we will receive from God, and how much grander are the rewards that He is able to give.

Biblical Principles And Blessings Of Giving

“He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.” – Proverbs‬ ‭19:17
‬ ‭ “Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.” – Psalms‬ ‭41:1-2
‬ ‭ “Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:9‬
‭ “He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.” – Proverbs‬ ‭28:27‬
‭ “The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.” – Proverbs‬ ‭22:2‬ ‭
“For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.” – Psalms‬ ‭9:18
‬ ‭ “For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.” – Psalms‬ ‭12:5
‬ “The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.” – Proverbs‬ ‭29:7
‬ ‭ “He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.” – Proverbs‬ ‭22:9‬
‭ “Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.” – Proverbs‬ ‭21:13‬
“He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.” – Proverbs‬ ‭14:21
‬ ‭ “Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.” – Proverbs‬ ‭22:22-23‬
‭ “Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high, Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth! He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.” – Psalms‬ ‭113:5-8‬
‭ “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew‬ ‭5:3‬ ‭

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