The "Give" and the "Receive" Blessing

Many congregations gave of what they had to our needy brethren in Africa. A couple of congregations I personally know of decided to give just about all they had in their treasury to help fellow brethren in Malawi, Africa. I have always believed in the Bible principle that when you give of yourself or your material goods, you will always receive back much more than you gave (that is the main principle the has grown by). A current illustration of the "Give" and the "Receive" Blessing principle is being shown throughout the brotherhood with congregations that gave a great deal of what they had to our needy fellow brethren in Africa and are being greatly blessed because of it.

There will always be "Monday morning quarterbacks" who will say it should have been done some other way or who will have a number of other complaints. (They are usually the ones who give very little or none at all.) But the fact is that not just our precious African brethren were fed, but those who gave are being blessed because of their giving spirit.

Acts 20:35 (KJS) I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Matt 25:34-40 (KJS) Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.

David Risener

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