For it is not necessary for me to write you about this service to the saints, — 2 Cor 9:1 NET
Judas said that Mary was wasting her ointment when she poured it upon the head and feet of the Master. Jesus, however, defended Mary, saying she had wrought a good on Him.
Some people think that giving money to benevolent objects is wasting it. Paul shows us that what we give to God is never wasted. He uses the illustration of the seed when one sows in a field. It is not wasted – it grows up into a harvest.
Our reaping shall be in proportion to our sowing. If we sow sparingly, we shall reap also sparingly. But if we sow bountifully, we shall reap also bountifully.
Miserliness is far away from the spirit of Christ. He who detects such a disposition ever beginning in him should instantly get it crowded out.
There is a story of a Christian man, one of whose ships was delayed. He began to grow anxious about the possible loss, and he was so grieved with himself that he at once took the value of the missing ship and gave it to some sacred cause.
Mornings With God - August 2
Public domain content taken from Morning Thoughts by J.R. Miller.