The Message

Be A Blessing

Be Blessing to Others

Hardship has been the enemy of the unfortunate, yet you can see in their faces the nature of smiling faces as if saying that being poor is not forever. Whether that term is natural or spiritual, we can only guess. According to the scripture, when we are generous to the poor, there will be reimbursements for every good deed we share—Proverbs 19:17. God will bless those who bless and share their blessings with others.

We obey God’s Word, we worship And adore Him, but if we keep our abundance of blessings, how good can we please God? How good will it be when we let others work hard to receive our help? The Bible says that freely receive, freely give. We do not sell the blessing from God. Do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased—Hebrews 13:16. Proverbs 11:25: “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 22:9— The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. Proverbs 22:16— “Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.”

2 Corinthians 9:6… Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. In this passage, Paul used Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor. When we help the needy, we perform a service in appreciation of what God gave us. It is a way of expressing our thanksgiving.

The more we pay attention to the needs of others, the more we may have a bountiful harvest. Whoever sows sparingly will reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will reap bountifully. Those who refuse to help others in their capacity do not deserve a quality harvest. Paul wants the Corinthians to have a vision that their financial help to the needs of other believers can bring people spiritual enlightenment. When we bless others, God will give us bountiful blessings. Do not be tight if you can afford to loosen your grip. Stinginess has consequences.

Bishop Joseph

Dr. Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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