… Than Receive.
We all, as kids, used to await our birthdays, or Christmas morning so that we could open the wrapped gifts that had been given to us, but is that the right attitude? Lets take a look at Acts 20:35:
“I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than toreceive.” (KJV)
“In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (NIV)
Now while it feels wonderful to receive a gift, especially from someone you love, its really wonderful to give a gift to someone less fortunate than yourself. Helping those in need is part of the commission that Jesus gave us.
My wife and I are far from wealthy, but we have chosen to make a monthly donation to the Adventist Disaster Relief Organization (ADRA). Its not a huge donation, but every little bit helps and it makes us feel better that we are helping people in their time of need.
Sharing a small portion of our bounty with someone we will never meet is what Jesus wants from us. We do not do this for recognition or to get our names on a plaque, we do it because it just feels right. If everyone thought that way, our world could be a much better place. Instead of asking for and receiving the “next big thing”, how about giving a little of yourself to those less fortunate and receiving the reward that will really feel good!
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