The Daily Prompt today is “measure.” The prompt word reminds me of my Granny Matheny’s favorite Bible verse, which she shared with me as a young boy:
“Give, and it will be given to you: A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be poured into your lap. For the measure you use will be the measure you receive” Lk 6.38.
Granny was a giver in good measure.
Daily Prompt: Measure
God is the great Giver. How often the Bible uses the verb “to give” with God as the subject! He gives generously and freely. His giving reflects his great love. He gives even more to those who have established a covenant relationship with him. He gives all spiritual blessings in Christ. Praise God for being the God who gives!
God gives courage to the fearful, peace to the troubled, love to the lonely. He shares and sends us to share his joyful message. He protects from harm what is essential to our being. He is a shield around his people. He answers those who cry to him. He gives sleep to those who otherwise would be anguished by the enemy. From the Lord comes deliverance. Let him be praised all day, every day!
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.
by J. Randal Matheny © 2014
Always ’tis the season to be sharing,
After Yule, who freely gives is daring;
Follow Christ who died and now is living,
The Lord who gave his life and still is giving.
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