Luke 6:37-38 (New International Version, ©2010)
37 "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you."
I just wanted to say how much God has blessed me this Christmas.... !
Not to trumpet my deeds before men but as of lately I have given to others out of love and out of inspiration that God loved me FIRST...
- A bonus for my work as a part time college teacher
- some gifts
- a gift certificate at a mall
And what do you know? I've received a shower of blessings... I just want to testify that indeed by your measure of worth, it will be measured back to you.
There will be one thing that He will NOT measure back to anyone though:
God would never even recompense eternal damnation on those who insist on it and impose it on others... Just as God is faithful and capable of all things, even so He can NOT disown himself even if we are faithless...
But we can sample God's goodness and abundance if we allow ourselves to be that blessing for others as well... I haven't gotten to the level where I will sell all my possessions and give them to the poor... but I try to bless others with what I am given.
Merry Christmas to everyone!Ephesians 4:8-10 (New International Version, ©2010)
8 This is why it says:
"When he ascended on high,
he took many captives
and gave gifts to his people."
9 (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions?
10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.)