Re:Verse reading–Acts 20:17-38 (day seven)
“remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35b
We say this very same thing to our kids during the Christmas season, but do we believe it? I would like to think that I believe it, but the proof is in the pudding. You have to try it if you say you believe it. You do not need a special formula or occasion to give. Just step out and give. Give to someone you care about, give to someone who really wants something you can afford, give to someone who has been on your mind recently. Just as an exercise in obeying Scripture experimentally give and see what happens in your life.
I would guess many good things will happen because of your generosity. The most important thing that will happen though is that you will become a little more like God, and a little more like Jesus Christ. They were the ultimate givers. God gave his one and only Son, and Jesus gave up his life. That generosity was specifically for you as a free gift. Let God bless you by teaching you to be a cheerful giver in the same way. Try it today even before Christmas rolls around.