Monday, September 19, 2011

Live a Life of Giving

Acts 20:35 It is more blessed to give than receive.

Proverbs 24:11,12 Help those in need and don't blow it off. God judges our hearts.

Proverbs 21:13 He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor will cry himself and not be heard.

Ezekiel 34:4 – What the shepherds did wrong.
Did not strengthen the sickly.
Did not heal the diseased.
Did not bind up the broken
Did not bring back the scattered.
Did not seek for the lost.

Matthew 25:41
Did not invite the stranger.
Did not clothe the naked.
Did not visit the sick and those in prison.

Luke 16:20,21 The accounting of the rich man and Lazarus
Note: In all the parables of Jesus none of them had a name of a person. Therefore I consider this a true account of 2 people in history. We should help those without strength and not just please ourselves. Romans 15:1

Live a life of giving, not a life of taking. We are rewarded when we give. A life lived to please ourselves turns bitter.

1 comment:

  1. Good stuff Scott! Giving is the heart of what it means to be a servant.

    Kansas Bob
    Fighting Captcha since 2005