A reporter was interviewing a farmer who was known for growing the best corn in his area. He was intrigued by the fact that the farmer was also known for sharing his seed corn with his neighbors.
“Why do you share your best seed corn with your neighbors?” asked the reporter.
After a moment’s thought he replied, “The wind picks up the pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grew inferior corn, cross-pollination would degrade mine. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors do the same.”
Jesus said, “Give and it will be given unto you!” He was teaching us that if we want more, we must give more. That is God’s plan and it is His promise. Whatever we share with others, whether it is our time, our talents or our treasures, will always be returned to us with “interest added.” There will be more time in our days, more opportunities to enjoy life, our talents will continue to grow and our value to the Lord will increase as well.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to give generously to others in the gracious way that You give to us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”