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Oh To Be Wise Meditations

How can we give what we do not have? If I want to be a peacemaker in a situation but have no peace in my life, I am less effective for the Kingdom of God. I must be reconciled with God in Christ so that I can help others be reconciled in their relationships, especially with God. It doesn't matter how much you have. What matters is how much you are willing to give from what you have. Do not try to make life easier for others by making life harder for you. It is only fair for you to share when you have so much, and others have so little. Later, when they have more than enough, and you are in need, they can share with you. Then everyone will have a fair share, just as the Scriptures say, "Those who gathered too much had nothing left. Those who gathered only a little had all they needed." These are the LORD’s instructions: Each household should gather as much as it needs. Pick up two quarts for each person in your tent.” So the people of Israel did as they were told. Some gathered a lot, some only a little. But when they measured it out, everyone had just enough. Those who gathered a lot had nothing left over, and those who gathered only a little had enough. Each family had just what it needed. God gives generously to us everything we need. If we carry an abundance of something do not hoard it. Share it and give it away freely as Christ gave his life for us. What you are doing is much more than a service that supplies God's people with what they need. It is something that will make many others thank God. Ask for more of the Spirit of Christ so that you can freely share the blessing of Jesus with others.

Meditate Ex. 16:18


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