Giving It All

Read: Luke 6:37-42

The current inflation problem in the United States has eaten its way into your bag of chips.  Recent news reports have said that Frito-Lay and other companies admit to reducing the amount of product in their bags in order to keep from raising their prices.  While this may not be good for getting value out of your purchase it just might help us shed a little more weight.

When reading this news report I thought of what Jesus said in Luke 6:38.  He said, “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.”  Jesus was speaking about forgiveness in these verses not chips.  He is encouraging us to forgive others in the way that God forgives us.  But this also can be applied to other things in our life.

When time is short, schedules are full, and we are weighing our options of what to do and what not do what gets our vote?  Do we pull back from things of God and reduce our commitment to church and other acts of kindness and outreach to do what we want, or do we give God our all and let other things fall where they may?  God blesses us in so many ways, we need to give back in any way that we can.

Make It Personal:  Where have you been cutting back lately?  Are you cutting out the most important things?  Remember the words of Jesus this week, “Give, and it will be given to you.”  That holds true for forgiveness and many other things in life.

Be blessed this week,  Glen Rhodes