Thursday, August 11, 2016
"It is more blessed to give than to receive."
God never asks us to do anything that He has not already done. We can't out-give God. He is the most generous giver. One of the best-known Scripture from the Gospels, John 3:16 says that, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, so that whoever would believe in Him would not perish but have eternal life.” Urantia Book Paper 100:7.10 The Master was always generous. He never grew weary of saying, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." We see in Scripture that the blessings God has blessed us with are not just for our own gain. We are to share with others who are in need. It was for this reason that God also commanded the people not to harvest the entire field but to leave the corners of their fields for the poor. “When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the LORD your God.” (Leviticus 23:22) May you be filled to overflowing with the Spirit of the Living God. May each of us be transformed by His power, love, mercy and forgiveness, and extend the grace we have experienced to those around us. Amen Abegunde Julius Taiwo.