August 14 & 15, 2021 – What Do You Want In Good Measure?

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What Do You Want In Good Measure?  

August 14 & 15, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Luke 6:38Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

     Give! It almost seems every person in the world is asking us to give. The Churches, Charities, Schools, Television Evangelist, the Government, and people on the street we do not even know. So, who is it that we should give to that would make God happy?

     The answer may be as simple as this. Give as God gives, and to whom God might give. How does God give? He gives with no expectation of repayment. What can we give back to God that He does not already have and own? When God gives out of His love, there is no advantage for Him to gains from this. No repayment could be enough. God does not bless us expecting a bonus from His gift. He does so simply because He loves us, and because He can. The only thing we can give God that He does not automatically have is our love and undying devotion to Him for all of who He is. How does He repay our love? Our verse says with good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. This term was used in old days when a merchant would measure out grain. They would be sure of a good measure or all they could get if they would press it down. shake it so it would settle, and then keep filling it until it ran over. This is how God repays us for our gifts of love to Him. Completely. So, whatever we give to God, whether talent, treasure, or time we must remember to give it in love. Paul told the church in 2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    “Give and it shall be given unto you…” Does this mean what we give is what we get? Money for money? Well sort of, but then what good is a dollar for a dollar? It also means that if you will give with an unselfish loving heart then you will receive unselfish love back. Pour out blessings, receive blessings. Pour out anger and it comes back too. So my friend, what do you want in good measure coming your way today?

GOD TALKING TO ME:  August 14, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Isaiah 1-4     /     Psalm 40     /     Proverbs 14 – 15:16     /     Luke 6-7

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 42-47           /       Rom. 5

 

WHAT TO DO ON SUNDAY:

There will not be a Daily Devotion sent out on Sundays. Instead we encourage you to attend your church and listen intently to what God has prepared in the heart of your Pastor. Write down all the scriptures he uses in that message, then when you get home re-read those passages for today’s reading. God has given to your Pastor exactly what He desires for you on that day.  

GOD TALKING TO ME:  August 15, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

The Scofield Study Bible  - Gen. Lea. Black

Living In His Word Ministries

       “Getting people into the Word of God…
                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

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