Book: Proverbs 21
“Some people are always greedy for more, but the godly love to give!”
The difference between givers and takers is really their heart focus. Takers focus inward towards themselves and the godly focus outward on others. Why is it that two people can be so different and on opposite ends of the spectrum? Could it be that one feels that they have to control their destiny and therefore get as much as they can? They feel that more is always better. The godly, the wise, fear God and know that He will provide absolutely everything that they will need, therefore they can focus on helping others out. They do not trust in their own assets but rather in God’s promises.
Here are a few scriptures that confirm that God will provide:
Luke 6:38 “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”
Hebrews 6:10 “For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers,as you still do.”
I have heard a few godly givers say, “You can’t out give God. He always repays more than you give.”
If you knew that for every dollar you sowed into the Kingdom you would get more than that dollar back, how hard would it be to give? That is God’s financial economy. Why would God do it that way?
God is wanting to bless people and for them to look after each other. When He finds a faithful godly person who obeys by giving, He knows that He has a servant He can trust with even more. What will that godly person do with the extra? He will use it for Kingdom purposes!
Take time to consider if you are a ‘giver’ or ‘taker’. Wise people know the great benefit and enjoyment of being a giver.
Acts 20:35 “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.’ ”