Giving vs. Shortages. Remember the shortages of toilet paper, paper towels, masks, and hand sanitizer — FOOD? How many of us grabbed what we could out of fear, rather than necessity? Giving when it is uncomfortable for us and our families isn’t easy to do, is it?
Oh, how I love Paul’s imagery in this pericope. This verse gives us a taste of his message, but the context really gives us the story.
Sorry for the graphic illustration, but always taking the blessings from GOD and not channeling His encouragement to others just binds us in selfishness.
From time to time, I need reminding. Where I put my glasses. Adding butter to the shopping list. But a truly important reminder is about perspective. GOD’s perspective.
Do you feel awesomely and wonderfully made? Sometimes I do — sometimes I don’t, Other times, it’s meh. The thing is …
I have recited this verse for myself immeasurable times because of my issues with fear. This and other verses help center me back into the reality of who God is, and who I am as His child. But, knowing the context of this verse reveals even more helpful insights for us.
Deny Yourself. Really? Our Savior’s statement probably wouldn’t fly in today’s world — follower of Jesus or not.
Happy Gregorian New Year! May your 2022 be a year of God’s new thing in your life! Let’s take our cue from today’s verses. What is …
“… whether we eat or drink …” Whether we eat or drink, what? Context is so important. Let’s check it out.