Mark 4:24-25 (MSG)
24 "Listen carefully to what I am saying—and be wary of the shrewd advice that tells you how to get ahead in the world on your own. Giving, not getting, is the way.
25 Generosity begets generosity. Stinginess impoverishes."
So, I'm sure you've been at this place before...the place where you have to decide "Will this be where I draw my line in the sand, make a stand, get my way?" or "Will I give in -GIVE- any let someone else have their way?"
Ugh! I'm there. Truth be told, I'm there all time. It can feel like giving is just giving in. It can feel like when you give you are being weak or letting someone bully you into what they need or want. Check yourself. Are you drawing that line because it truly, really means that much to you? Or are you just being stubborn? childish? selfish?
"Listen carefully to what I am saying—and be wary of the shrewd advice that tells you how to get ahead in the world on your own. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity. Stinginess impoverishes."
Just in case you missed it the first time 🙂 Giving is the way.
Definition of Giving:
1. To make a present of
2.To place in the hands of; pass
4.To convey by a physical action
5.To bestow, especially officially; confer
6.To entrust to another, usually for a specified reason:
Generosity begets generosity.
Definition of Generosity:
- Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.- Chinese proverb
- The same can be said about love/giving/generosity - teach it & you will be surrounded by it.