We all need grace, not only from the Lord but from each other. God’s Word is very specific that we will only receive the measure that we give. “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 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.” (Luke 6:37-38)
This same concept is shown here, which specifically talks about generosity in giving, but can’t that also be about how much grace we give? “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Cor 9:6-7)
And it is important that we choose if we will sow to the Spirit or the flesh. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” (Gal 6:7-8)
If we think only of ourselves (flesh) and not the Lord and others for His kingdom, we will reap only fleshly things. We are still here for God’s glory and for His kingdom work. What measurement are you using?
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