Since the beginning, this fundamental principle has been around. You know; ‘what goes around, comes around.’ It’s connected to the Golden Rule. No, it’s not ‘he who has the gold, rules’ though it’s a close second 😉
Givers gain. Winners are givers. What goes around, comes around, sooner or later, one way or another’.Me
Some would call it ‘Karma’ but that’s a bit esoteric for me.
As Mary Kay Ash, the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, was found of saying:
I give with with a little shovel, God gives with a bulldozer.
You can’t out give God.Mary Kay Ash
It’s hard to understand this as we are all too innately selfish creatures. But when we understand ALL that God has given us, it makes it joyful to share with others. He has flat out promised that giver will indeed gain rewards and basically said, ‘Test Me on this’.
Naturally, it makes little sense to give for joy’s sake because it’s really a supernatural thing. That must by why God loves it.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
We are instructed in Scripture to give freely as so that one hand doesn’t know what the other has given. But if we aren’t going to give cheerfully its almost better that we don’t. And when we do, it best to do so secretly as to retain our reward for later. It’s a deferred gratification thing that God taught us. It’s good to give not for a selfish sake but for God’s glorified faith sake; to double down upon Heaven.
Wow! This is such a powerful verse. It’s a kin to Romans 8:28 (look it up if you don’t have it deep down in memory).
NOTE TO SELF: It does NOT say we will have all that we want but rather need. And not for my personal gain but rather for good works as God defines them. That doesn’t negate our desires and wants but specifically call out needs. We know God loves to give but also understands our capabilities and capacities.
When we ask and work accordingly to His good and pleasing will, He clearly has promised the two great hounds of Heaven will hunt for us: Grace and Mercy.