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God Himself

“It is more blessed to give
than to receive”
Acts 20:35

God, Himself is such. The great supplier of all things is most Blessed and Joyful. Our poverty is His joy. Our needs only bring Him greater Joy. If we knew His heart we would ask largely, we would stretch our faith to draw from Him the “riches of His Glory”.

Our imperfections are the means of His redemption. His grace desires to fill every empty vessel. His wisdom knocks on the door of the foolish heart. His Love sent His Son to this sin-ravaged world. To the broken, He offers healing, and to the lost, He sends the Great Shepherd. It is to those who open the doors of their hearts who find His unlimited giving.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit:
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”

“Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.”

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst
after righteousness: for they shall be filled.”

God loves a cheerful giver
for such is He Himself.


“There could be no riches but for need. God Himself is made rich by man’s necessity. By that He is rich to give; through that, we are rich by receiving”
George MacDonald

Brian Troxel


  • Gary Fultz says:

    That’s quite a concept Brian. I have not thought of the connections between giving and God’s riches in this way. I suspect most of us have numerous loose ends in our understanding of God and his word and how His ways fit into our lives.

    • The unfortunate thing in this understanding is men think of this aspect of His grace in terms of worldly things and the “unrighteous” mammon. But even in the things of this world, God loves a cheerful giver for we are not here to accrue great riches unto ourselves but we are to be rich in giving as well. Wisdom governs God’s giving and so should it be with us.

      The true riches are He Himself. His character, His generosity, His mercy, and most of all His love. It is the capacity of our being that becomes the measure of such giving. In the Parable of the talents, He gave to each man according to their ability and in that giving, He is fully right to expect a proper return.


  • Amen. God blesses us so that we may be a blessing to others.

    • Self-lessness is the hallmark of a disciple. We freely give because we have freely received. It is not for us to accumulate things unto ourselves. If we are to be rich in the “true riches” we give to others in the same Spirit of Grace in which He has given to us.


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