Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Giving, measure of Love

“…for God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life…” John 3:16 AMP [italics & emphasis mine]

I love what the late Dr. Ed. L. Cole said in one of his teachings, “…you can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving…” When we love, truly love, we give willingly and unconditionally. We know how much one loves by how much one gives. We know how much God loves us by how much HE GAVE for us, His one and only son. Jesus said we can measure his love for us by what he has given us, “…greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends…” John 15:13 KJV italics and emphasis mine.

The question to you and me is, as we profess to love God, how much do we give to him or do we only take and take and take from him? I am talking in terms of our time, our energy, our resources (including money) etc How much of our strictly budgeted time and money goes to God and his Kingdom? Do not be fooled brethren, “…where your treasure is, there your heart will be also…” Matt 6:21 NIV italics mine.

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