“But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: and thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.”
We like the song, “Give, it shall be given unto you” so much. Perhaps, because it reassures us that our giving is not in vain. That principle is certainly true. Givers truly never lack, and the hand that is open seems to always be full, instead of empty as one would expect.
However, there’s something about givers that Christ is very interested in. He looks at your heart. Is your giving done willingly? Is it done cheerfully? Is it done with a pure motive? Is it done with an expectant heart to God and not to man? Do you have an obsessive control over what you receive from God should look like, or can He do as He wills, after you’ve given?
Of course, you won’t lack as you give. But ensure that what you’re receiving is the full package God intends, as opposed to what you expect from man, or what God has to give you because that’s what you are fixated upon.
How do you give, dear Christian? Ask the Lord to show you and to re-calibrate your heart to giving in the way that pleases Him.
Further Reading: Matthew 6:1-4
Thought for the day: Giving is a great privilege. Learn to give without expecting in return.