Generosity isn't just about money. Lots of people say, As soon as I get rich I'll become more generous." But the greatest givers often have the least money. Grandmothers on meager pensions are sending a few dollars a month to help build orphanages. People barely making it are giving to feed the hungry. Retired employees are mentoring younger workers. Single people with limited resources are spending their evenings working with the homeless or families in need. No matter where you are financially, you can begin a lifestyle of giving. If you can come up with the money for a nice car, dining out, movie tickets, dating, and other leisure activities, chances are you can find something to give if you really want to. Jesus is saying in today's text, 'Give away your life; you'll find life...not merely given back—but given back with bonus and blessing'. Want a bonus? Want a blessing? Start giving your time, treasure and talent to others. Jesus either lied or He told the truth, and you need to find out which. If you believe He told the truth you'd be foolish to withhold instead of giving. One writer said: "When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you'll be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor." Jesus said, 'Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity.' So start giving to others and see what happens.
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 14:26)
Jesus promised us the Holy Spirit. He describes Him as the Counsellor or Paraclete (the One that comes alongside to encourage). The Holy Spirit is sent from the Father (in Jesus' name) and one of His ministry is to teach us all things and to remind us of what Christ has told us.
Week #29 schedule for reading the Bible
This schedule will take the Bible student through the Bible in one year. Just click on the text to read and get started today.
Sunday: (Law) Leviticus 13-15
Monday: (History) 2 Kings 6-10
Tuesday: (Psalms) Psalms 81-83
Wednesday: (Poetry) Proverbs 10
Thursday: (Prophecy) Ezekiel 25-30
Friday: (Gospels) Luke 19-20
Saturday: (Letters) Colossians 1-2