Give to Receive

Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.

Luke 6:38

The issue that brings Luke 6:38 it is not very pleasant to many people these days. To most people today seems right to take out their own first and then give to others what is left. However, that was not what the Divine Master Jesus taught, but what we will receive will come as a result of what we have given first.

In this century, human societies have become increasingly selfish. Everyone is looking only to their own interests and do not care what might happen to others. The least people think is to give all expect to receive; but very few are available to deliver something. And it assumes the ownership of things. Therefore, very few remember to give thanks for favors received much less give thanks to God, who increasingly is leaving out of their lives.

There is a Bible verse that has often been used with a different purpose for which it was written. Says 2 Corinthians 9:6: But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. What Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians is a reaffirmation of what Jesus said in Luke 6:38, we must give to receive. However, I have seen some use 2 Corinthians 9:6 to lead people to make assumptions covenants with God, as a stock market type of business transaction.

God Himself gave the example of giving first, as John 3:16 says: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Against humanity corrupted by sin, God gave His Son as a sacrifice for the sole purpose that every man or woman has the opportunity to avoid spending eternity in a place of perdition. Giving His Son was a supreme act of love of God.

It is not a coincidence that you are reading or listening to this message. I’ll tell you about something you can take for you to receive a good, pressed down, shaken together and running over measure. Watch what John 3:16 say after only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. I invite you to believe in Jesus Christ, that you surrender your heart to Him on this day. If God has given His Son, for love, would it be asking too much if God expects you to give your heart?

Remember that you will give your heart first; but in return you will receive a good, pressed down, shaken together and running over measure. And that as you receive is eternal life, which does not have any way of winning according to your own merits. It is a gift that, although apparently free for you, but God paid a very high price: the life of His own Son. Giving your heart to Jesus Christ today is the best decision you can make in your life and you will receive in return salvation and eternal life. No sow sparingly, you do your best and reap the forgiveness of your sins. God bless you.

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