IT'S RUNNING OVER!
"Give to others, and God will give to you. He'd send a generous helper to you; someone who would help you with the same measure to which you gave. The measure you use for others is the one that God will use for you". That's the literal translation of Luke 6:38.
The King James Version talks about "running over" returns. Come to think of it; if I give something with the whole of my hands, then I'm to expect something from the whole of God's hands. And since God's hands are bigger than mine, then it's only natural for the blessing to run over.
But here's the big question, how does God measure our given? Is it by the volume of what we give? The experience of Cain shows us that God does not receive gifts that has no connection to our hearts. God cares more about the size of our heart for Him than the volume of what we're giving to Him.
In Mark 12:44, Jesus qualified a poor widow as the best giver; because others gave out their wealth, but out of her poverty, she gave all she had to live on. This explains why people give out so much, but get so little in return.
Let me conclude with this; be honest in your giving. God does not measure the sum, He measures the heart. Your one dollar seed to a friend in need can worth a million dollar in God's sight. Also, your million dollar seed can be less than a dollar to Him. May God give us understanding!
God bless you, I love you, and don't forget to share!
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