Proverbs 11:24-25 (NKJV) 24 There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty. 25 The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.
Here we have a glorious paradox and a general principle. We gain more by being generous. We make ourselves poor by laying up treasures on earth. We enrich ourselves by laying up treasures in heaven. What we save on earth, we lose in heaven. What we give on earth, we have in heaven. It is a glorious paradox, give what we cannot keep to gain what we cannot lose, as Jim Elliot once said. What we do for others returns to us in blessings. That is a general principle, sow sparingly and you shall also reap sparingly. This glorious paradox and general principle most certainly applies to our service to God. Are we giving all that we can to accomplish the task that God has given us to do? When a Sunday school teacher prepares diligently and wholeheartedly, then teaches the students, who do you think benefits the most, is it the students or the teacher?
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.