Proverbs 28:22 ( ESV), A stingy man hastens after wealth and does not know that poverty will come upon him.
When the Lord Jesus walked the earth He stated that it is better to give than to receive. When you freely give, you are storing up treasures in heaven. When ever you lend to the poor/less fortunate, God said He will repay you.
As the scripture states, a stingy man does not know that poverty will come upon him, one can be blessed in one area and lacking in another. So if you are blessed with money, but you are lacking in love, what is it worth? You are being stingy with your love. The result of this stinginess is poverty in the area of love. The Lord Jesus wants us to blessed in every area of our life. 3 John 2 (ESV), Beloved I pray that all may be well with you and that you may be in good heath, as it goes well with your soul.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Teach us not be like the individual in the scripture. Teach us how to be givers. Givers of our time, money and love.
In Jesus Name.
Report of blog titled Treasures, posted in August of 2012.
Picture credits to https://www.pinterest.com/mehermount/the-joy-of-giving.