(Pro 11:25 KJV) The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
This verse is one reason why moderns like new translations. The KJV talks about being “fat” (1878) like it is a good thing and we know that fat is bad. Not really. God made fat to do a number of beneficial things for our bodies. The problem isn’t the fat, it is the overeating and sedentary life style that allow it to build up beyond proper levels. I am not sure what a modern picture might be, perhaps we could say that the reward for generosity is a BMI of 20.
The point is that we are to be generous. God does not bless us in order to make us feel like the little boy who stuck in his thumb and pulled out a plumb. He blesses us so we can bless.
So? Most of us have something we can share with someone in need. It might be financial, it might be emotional, it might be spiritual. Be a blesser.
Friday, September 11, 2020
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