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The Power of Giving (2 of 6)
Series: God’s Financial Plan: Don’t Leave Home without It
Proverbs 22:9; Deuteronomy 15:10; 2 Corinthians 9:7-8
In the State of Kentucky there is a small college called the Real College. Some of you may know of that good school. At the Real College, you had to work, everybody has to do a job, and it is a wonderful school.
One day the president was walking through the campus and he saw a young man who was crying. He was sitting on the curb of the street. He said, ‘‘What is it son?’’ The boy said, ‘‘Well, I have a Greek test coming up and I am just so afraid that I am going to fail. I am the first person in my family to go to a university. If I fail, I’ll be letting my family down. I just don’t think I know enough of that Greek to pass it.’’ So the President of the college said, ‘‘Well, just a minute. Let me go home and get a bite to eat and we will study that Greek. If it takes us all night long, you are going to get that Greek lesson.’’ Sure enough, true to his word, the President came back, studied with the young man and he passed the test, went on and graduated. Years later, the president got a note. In this note it said these words: Dear President: Because you cared for me years ago I care for you. There was a check for $5 million. It was from the president of the American Aluminum Company and it was the young man that he had taken the time to give himself to and to teach. That kid never forgot!
There is tremendous power in giving of your self, giving of your resources, and giving of your time. There is a power in giving. Now it doesn’t always mean that you are going to get $5 million, but there is power in giving.
When you think about it, look at it this way. Everything that God has made, gives. He made the sun and it gives. He made the moon and the stars and they give. He made the earth and it gives. He made the air and it gives. He made trees and they give. He made animals and they give. He made us and d ...
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