Action: Give

READ: “By all these things, I have shown you that by working in this way we must help the weak, and remember the words of the Lord Jesus that he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’” Acts 20.35.

THINK: The Sunday offering is but a reflection of a life characterized by generosity and by the desire to give. It is one of the verbs most associated with God, Lk 11.13; Jn 3.16; Rom 8.32; Jas 1.5. And with his people, Prov 20.26; Mt 5.40, 42; Lk 6.38; Rom 12.20. Here is the greater satisfaction.

ACT: When the impulse to give appears, do not repress it.

PRAY: Father, may I show that I am your child also in the pleasure of giving.

ASK: What can I give in this moment that will serve another’s need?


J. Randal Matheny

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