Givers & Takers

“No person was ever honored for what he received. He was honored for what he gave” (Calvin Coolidge). We say “we’re blessed” when we receive something. But, Jesus said, we’re “MORE blessed” when we give than when we receive” (Acts 20:35). This principle holds for individuals, organizations, businesses, and nations. To constantly receive and not give is to be selfish and impoverished. It’s why the Dead Sea is dead while the Sea of Galilee is alive. “True generosity doesn’t start when you have some thing to give, but rather when there’s nothing in you that’s trying to take” (Nipun Mehta). You want to be blessed? Give SACRIFICIALLY and GENEROUSLY—of your time, money, knowledge, sympathy, friendship, kindness, forgiveness, etc. (Proverbs 11: 24-26; Psalm 41:1-3; Luke 6:38). Be a giver, not a taker!—Samuel Koranteng-Pipim


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