It seems the more that we give

The more we end up receiving,

Because God loves a cheerful giver

And blesses us with our giving.

But we’re conditioned to believe

That the more that we do give…

The less we’ll have in the end

Like water through a sieve.

But when we refresh others

And when it’s done from the heart;

We prosper in so many ways

When with resources we do part.

It’s ironic, but the poorer one is

The more they wish to give,

Because they’ve understood there’s worse situations

And want enough so they can live.

False logic will tell us

That the less that we do give;

Equates to having more in the end

But that’s not how we should live.

Because stinginess keeps us bound

And cannot release true blessings;

When we clench the fist and neglect to give

We reject many godly lessons.

And when we give the motive should be

To not be seen by others;

Where the left hand is unaware of the right

But many needs it truly covers.

God is a God of abundance

And provides much love and grace;

Coupled with His mercy

And with many resources interlaced.

The more we hold onto things

The less we’ll have in the end…

Because the concept of sowing and of reaping

Many blessings or curses will send.

A generous heart is a fountain indeed

A refreshing and loving delight;

That receives manifold blessings in abundant ways

And is precious in God’s sight.

(C) P.B. 2021

“There is one who scatters, yet increases more; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.  The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.  The people will curse him who withholds grain, but blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.”  Proverbs 11:24-26

“Give, and it will be given to you:  good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom.  For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”  Luke 6:38

“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.”  2 Corinthians 9:7

“But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing…and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.”  Matthew 6:3-4

“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire…for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink…Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’” Matthew 25:41-45