6/22/2015

Don’t be cheap!!!

Monday June 29th, 2nd Corinthians 8: 7 But just as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us—see that you also excel in this grace of giving. Most of us can picture someone in our minds when asked, “Have you ever met a really stingy person?”  They are the ones that always want to make sure they leave any potluck with more than they brought, that all the laws go in their favor, and seem to have their eyes blinded to the least, lost and lonely we are to care for.  Before we become too judgmental as faces come to mind, it is good to remember that to a lesser degree, most of us can and do fall into that category given the right situation.  God had to teach the lesson in the wilderness desert school to the people of God during the exodus.  The Israelites could only gather enough manna for their use on that day, and that day only, with exception of being able to collect two days’ worth of manna on the sixth day.  That way they could rest on the Sabbath.  If they collected too much, it rotted, and it stunk.  Hording causes rotting and stink, both in our tents and in our souls.  The only cure is to learn the grace of giving, to learn to share the manna and show mercy.  If your soul is not feeling well, perhaps you are holding a bit too tight on the manna in your life?  Instead of taking two pills and calling the doctor in the morning, give twice as much and call on God every morning.  For a great book on Manna and Mercy, God’s unfolding promise to save the entire universe, simply go here and buy one.  Don’t be cheap!!!  http://danielerlander.com/manna.html

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