“Seeking Wisdom, Trusting God”
24 “One man gives freely, yet gains even more;
another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.”
25 “A generous man will prosper;
he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.”
What can we say. God says that if we refresh others, we ourselves will be refreshed. We can not only be generous with our money, but with our time helping others. We come into this world with nothing; we will leave with nothing. Our stuff (a house, car, money, etc.) belongs to God – how will we share it?
Jesus was generous; he provided healing for so many. He gave life to those who had died, had leprosy, were lame, were blind. Boaz in the Book of Ruth was generous as he instructed his servants to let Ruth glean near the harvesters.
We can be generous with our words – saying things to encourage others. Encourage children as they do good things. Encourage them to say the prayer at meal time. Be generous in your business, share information on how to do things correctly. Do not be afraid to share. Solomon is known as the wisest man of all time. It was more than his Proverbs. Solomon was the original Discovery Channel. He knew nature, plants and wildlife. He knew business. He knew God. He openly shared his wisdom and knowledge – that is why others traveled great distances to meet with him.
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