It’s been five days since Sandy hit the east coast and we are still a long way from getting back to normal. Thank God for our first responders and all those pouring into the tri-state area providing aid to those in need. There are many who have lost loved ones and we still have multitudes without homes, without power, without heat, without food, without hot water, without gas and more.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” – Galatians 6:9 NIV
The recovery from Sandy will take quite some time and so let us not grow tired of helping those in need. There is something each of us can do, donating our time, energy and money. I have heard many big stories of great heroics saving people’s lives, and smaller stories of how people have opened their homes to make this time more bearable for those in need. Let’s keep it up, for as long as is needed. For God will bless those who are in need to receive, giving them those things they stand in need of, but He will bless those who are able to give even more.
Here is the KJV version of today’s Bible quote: “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not”.
November 3, 2012 No Comments
We live in troubled times marked by natural disasters, war, famine, poverty and more. All you need to do to see the suffering around us is open your eyes, you just can’t miss it. I think most people recognize worthy causes and are happy to help where they can. And if you are truly a disciple of Christ, then giving to those in need is not an option, it’s a way of life.
“God loves a cheerful giver.” – Bible or Not?
Today’s quote is not about what you give, it’s about how you give. Attitude is everything, and as we support the causes that are near and dear to us let us do it with a smile. Whether it be tithing to the church, supporting orphans, feeding the homeless, sending in money for disaster relief, or whatever, giving should be a joy and not a burden. After all, didn’t Jesus say to give and it will be given you over flowing?
The Bible is repleat with teachings on charity, generosity, grace and all manner of giving. And, yes, today’s quote is among them. Here is the full Bible verse:
“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7 (New King James Version)
March 24, 2011 2 Comments
Today’s Bible or Not quote is about being blessed through giving, it’s a beatitude, but is it from the Bible?
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. – Bible or Not?
Here are the Beatitudes from The Sermon on the Mount, see if today’s quote fits in.
Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Which brings us back to our quote of the day: “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting”. This quote is not very famous, although inspirational, and is not in the Bible either. It was spoken by Princess Elizabeth Bibesco (February 26, 1897 – April 7, 1945), an English Writer who married a Romanian prince.
So, today, give of yourself and then quickly forget about it. And if someone gives something to you, always be thankful and never forget it. This is sage advice.
October 12, 2010 2 Comments