Today we’ll read Deuteronomy chapter 15, we’ll begin the book of Acts with chapter 1, and we’ll read Psalm 61, from the Good News Translation.
May God bless the reading of His Word.
Have you ever heard someone make a statement like, “You should give, without any expectation of receiving anything in return”? In Deuteronomy today, the people were told to be generous because God would bless them for it. It seems to me that it is alright for us to be generous with the expectation that there will be a blessing in it for us.
And of course, this is not the only place that this principle is spoken of in the Bible. In Luke 6:38, Jesus says, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Does that do anything to your attitude about giving?
Hey, sorry about missing yesterday’s episode. As I told you in my short announcement yesterday, it was an extremely long day. The weather was rainy here, and I was driving in bumper-to-bumper traffic for hours, in addition to some other stressful meetings and work. There was nothing bad, just a brutal day.
So it’s good to be starting the book of Acts. I really enjoy this book, because it tells about how the early church got started, and how the Holy Spirit began His ministry in the lives of believers.
Tomorrow, we’ll be back to it. Until then, may God bless you richly. I’m Steve Webb.