Monday, March 09, 2009

Lent, Day 13

"Give and gifts will be given to you." Luke 6:38a (From Luke 6:36-38)

This whole passage is about giving.

--give mercy (v. 36)

--do not judge; do not condemn; forgive (v. 37)

--give generously (v. 38)

And what do we receive?

--mercy from God (v. 36)

--we will not be judged; we will not be condemned; we will be forgiven (v. 37)

--we will receive generously: overflowing blessings! (v. 38)

The motivation in giving should not be the receiving. The blessings God gives are simply the result of our selfless giving--looking out for others more than for ourselves.

My offering to God: Today I will donate to the less fortunate.
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