Proverbs 11:24 Giving and receiving…

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans
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Verse of the day:

Proverbs 11:24 RSV 24 One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.

Question:  What is the secret to increasing wealth? Also, what kind of wealth?  Is this material wealth, or spiritual wealth?  What is the difference?

Giving freely.  What does that look like?  Give what you have away?  Invest in endeavors that will benefit others?  Invest in personal endeavors? Give of yourself? your time, your gifts, your words, your prayers?

Withholds what he should give… How do we know what we should give? Is this money, hospitality, a listening ear?

There are plenty of voices out there telling us where to give…charities, churches, rescue efforts, etc.  Whose voice do we listen to?  Can we find the answer in scripture; in our heart?  Are there stories of those who gave and found an increase?  Is this a mindset of abundancy rather than scarcity? Does it help to look at what we have rather than what we don’t have?

Final question:  What is your take on this?

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