A CALL TO MEDITATE: KEEP GIVING!
Proverbs 11:24 - 25.
"There is one who scatters,yet increases more; and there is one that withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.
The generous soul shall be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself..." (NKJV).
Giving is a conduit to receving both from the Lord and man.
Although this should not be the main motive underlying your giving, the fact still remains that a habit of giving insures your future both on earth and in heaven!
Proverbs 11:24 teaches two important lessons :
1. You gain more for whatever you give out.
The NKJV translation of this verse subtly compares the substance scattered (given out to others) to what is gained in return;
The writer lets us understand that he who scatters(gives out), increases(gains) MORE than he gave out!
You will always receive more substance than you give out!
Your generosity will only inure to your benefit one way or the other!
In Acts 10:2-6, the generosity and the prayers of Cornelius came up as a memorial before God. Therefore the Lord sent Peter to lead this centurion and his family to salvation!
Cornelius' generosity and prayer resulted in him becoming the first Gentile convert! Praise God!!!
2. The 2nd part of this verse however draws our attention to something more pertinent:
"....and there is one who withholds more than is right,..."
This phrase iterates the fact that a part of all the resources you have must be given out or alloted to helping others!
The time, money, love and knowledge God has graciously given you is not ALL yours;
A part of these must be given or dedicated to others!
Refusing to share a bit of these resources with others is tantamount to "withholding more than is right" and it leads to poverty according to the verse. Yes, it does!!
A stingy man may look rich on earth but before God, he is as poor as a pauper (Prov.13:7).
Seek to gain heavenly riches by being generous here on earth.
Make God smile this season by giving some of your time, love, money, clothing or other assets out!!
Remain a Giver🙏🏽💌