(Proverbs 21:26 KJV) He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
For my wife “coveting” (craving NASB) (183) something is an excuse to go out to eat. I can satisfy mine by opening the refrigerator. This idea is a little stronger than that. This is more like the drug addict craving his next fix and willing to do anything to get it. This is the sports fan who will ignore his family and other commitments because another game has come on the TV. It might be why some people have so many pairs of shoes.
The contrast here is in attitude more than actions. The contrast is between the taker and the giver. In our day the culture is enshrining the victims and trying to please a large number of people who have demands but don’t know how to give. We have vocal whiners who can do nothing but complain and point out how they deserve more.
The righteous gives and gives again.
So? How do you want God to look on you? What does He see? Does He see someone who ignores all the blessings and just wants more shiny or does He see someone who wants to pass on the prosperity they have received? This is why the scripture says that unto him who has much, more will be given. He knows how to share.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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