Increasing Measure

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Proverbs 11:25 says, “A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”

We don’t need to worry about if God will “fill our cup” or not. We will be refreshed! As we’re generous, we “will” prosper, thrive, stretch and grow. This means we’ll then have a “larger capacity” to share of our time, talents and treasures with an increasing measure.

In referencing several Godly traits, 2 Peter 1:5-8 says, “For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Living out these qualities in “increasing measure” is the key in avoiding complacency and stunted growth.

It’s been said that…We can give without loving, but we can’t love without giving. This truth lines up with what Jesus says in Luke 6:35, “Love your enemies (enemies of the cross), do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great and you will be sons of the Most High…”

In life, we’ve seen that as we freely give, God freely gives back in very innovative, creative and increasing measures.

Let’s all keep sharing our time, talents and treasures in increasing measure as we have opportunities to do so.