How to Have More to Give!
Jesse M. Hendley
Are you a real Christian?
Or are you just a professing Christian?
The real Christian life is a life of GIVING..
A recent report from a newspaper said that people had MORE MONEY TO SPEND, and they were spending it for Christmas. It was a report from almost every section of the country as merchants were ringing up sales which they expected to be the biggest in history, indicating that people were planning a spending-spree at the Christmas season.
Christians must realize their place in any matter of giving. Christmas is a GIVING season when we give one another gifts. And, my friends, I want to call your attention to the fact that the Bible has something to say about giving. The entire Christian life is a life of GIVING.
In Proverbs 11, verses 24, 25 and 28, we read, "There is that scattereth (giveth) and yet increaseth, There is that withholdeth more than is meet, and tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth shall be watered also himself . . . He that trusteth in his riches shall fall, but the righteous (regardless of whether a man is poor or not, the man who lives right in the eyes of God) shall flourish as a branch."
Let me call your attention to verses 24 and 25. "There is that scattereth, yet increaseth. There is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty."
What does he mean? He says, there is a scattering that really INCREASES the one who scatters. There is a GIVING that you can do, but you are not any POORER when you give---you are RICHER. Actually so. He says, there is a WITHHOLDING of your gifts unto God and unto others that leads to POVERTY. It brings on poverty. So you can withhold, and hoard for yourself, and bring on poverty. And you can GIVE, and be more wealthy than you were before!
Now, that is a LAW that God has given us.Then He says in verse 28, "The liberal soul shall be made fat." The man who GIVES, who ...
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