Check your measure


Luke 6:38:  Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom.  For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

God loves a cheerful giver.  This is what the scriptures say about giving or the attitude of giving or blessing someone.  The greatest giver is God our Father who spared not His son, Jesus but gave Him to us as a gift.  We are born again and saved through Him because of the selfless gift that the Father bestowed unto us.

What we sow is exactly what we will be reaping.  If we have to reap goodness, kindness, loyalty, faithfulness, finance, blessings, peace, etc., for ourselves, it is time that we start sowing these things in people’s lives.  A farmer expects a plentiful harvest only after toiling and laboring in his fields with sowing seeds. What measure are we meting out to those in our lives? If you are expecting kindness and respect from someone, you will get it only if you have sowed them in someone’s life.  A farmer does not expect a good harvest from a bad seed.  In the same way, we cannot expect good things to be pressed down and shaken together in our lives if we have not lifted up our small finger also to help someone in need.

Take time to cross examine yourselves today.  If we are using any faulty measures to mete out to others, let us change them in the light of the word of God.  We cannot expect honesty and faithfulness when all that we do is being dishonest and unfaithful with those around us.  Let our lives be like that of Jesus.  He loved endlessly, served everyone, hated sin but loved sinners.  He expected nothing in return, though.  Be prepared to reap what you sow.