Bible Christian God Scripture

Give & Love

As you probably already figured out I currently blog 3 times per week – on Fridays, Sundays, and Mondays. I never blog on Saturday nights – even though the name of this blog is “Saturday Night Retro”. (Saturday is my Sabbath day.)

If I were to add a 4TH night of blogging per week then it would be Thursday. I haven’t decided yet, but let’s try one tonight.

The following is an excerpt from a partially-written early sermon that I wrote in 2017. This hasn’t been preached yet. The sermon around it kinda fell apart on me.

Give freely, and become more wealthy. Be stingy, and lose everything. The generous will prosper. Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:24-25 NLT)

The more you give – the more you get back in return. You’ll become wealthy. You’ll prosper. You’ll be refreshed. And I’m not talking about money here. I’m talking about everything that you can possibly give with each new day – with each new opportunity – that comes your way. Give your time. Give your gifts that God gave you. Give your love that God gave you. You’ve got family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, acquaintances, waiters, cashiers, movie theatre employees, people you come in contact with on a regular basis. Give to them – not because someone is watching – but because they need you. Listen to them. Maybe they need your time. They can surely use your gifts. They can definitely use your love.

You can’t outlove God. A lot of those people out there don’t know God, so they don’t know that God loves them immensely, unconditionally, and eternally. You can be that someone that gives that message to them. You’re a Disciple. Go and tell. Go and give. Give and love !

By Chris M. Day

I'm 55 years old. I've been online for the past 29 years - starting with my own dial-up bulletin board system in 1993 - and continuing with AOL, my own web site, Myspace, Wordpress, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.