An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Attitude Gifts

(Pro 17:8 KJV)  A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

Whether you are considering giving a “gift” (7810) (KJV) or a “bribe” (NASB) there is always the question of motive when you extend something good toward another person.  I know people who are always giving gifts.  They seem really generous.  The problem I have is that they seem to keep a record of what they give and what they get back.  In reality it was more of a bribe.  You may have heard someone say, “How could they do this to me after all I have done for them?”  You may know some parents who are always putting their children on a guilt trip.

So?  Our attitude is so important in what we do.  I think we should give without a concern for return.  Stewardship says we select carefully where we invest our wealth but that is not for our payoff. 

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