Day 26 - God Blesses You Financially So That You Can Be A Blessing To Others
"It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the liberal man shall be rich! By watering others, he waters himself" (Proverbs 11:24-25)
This proverb is loaded with universal biblical principles - "Do to others as you would have them do to you" (Luke 6:31); "A man reaps what he sows" (Galatians 6:7); "What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?" (Matthew 16:26). Yet, we live in a world where we see the two extremes of this proverb lived out. It is inconceivable to me that a generous and relational God who created us to live in community would bless a single person with financial wealth for their own pleasure, when our entire reason for living is to bring pleasure to God by "loving God with all your heart...and loving your neighbour as yourself" (Luke 10:27).