Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

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Biblical Stewardship Resource Library

Luke 6:38

THE OUTWARD LIFE OF A STEWARD
Giving

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 gives us a compelling spiritual insight that should encourage all of us to be generous people. He says in Luke 6:38, “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 (NIV).” In other words, stingy people will never have enough. Generous people will always have too much. R. G. Letourneau, a wealthy, Christian industrialist was once asked how, if he was giving 90 percent of his income away, was he continuing to get richer. He said, “I shovel it out and God shovels it in and He is using a bigger shovel.” What size shovel do you want God to use in your life? Think about it.