Week 39 Giving is Receiving
As much as I give to the least person, I give to Jesus. In taking care of His business, He pays me back. He, Himself, will never be indebted to me. So I can take a chance on Giving extravagantly, as He does for me. I just can’t outgive God.
If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them. Rather, be OPENHANDED and FREELY lend them whatever they need. Be careful not to harbor this wicked thought: “The seventh year, the year for canceling debts, is near,” so that you do not show ill will toward the needy among your fellow Israelites and give them nothing. They may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin. GIVE GENEROUSLY to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God WILL BLESS YOU in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be OPENHANDED toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.
Freely you receive, freely give.
Behold, I (Jesus) am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to each one according to the merit of his deeds (earthly works, faithfulness). I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End [the Eternal One].