The Way To Limitless Blessings
“The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.” Proverbs 11:25
The way to experience limitless blessings is to practice faithful giving. A generous person will grant to himself a continuous stream of grace and blessings that money cannot buy. Psalm 112:3-5 describes a gracious and compassionate man as one whose wealth and riches are in his house.
How do I know if a man will prosper and become successful? It is when I see in his life a regular pattern of receiving and giving; a continuous flow of grace in and out of his account. The famous Dead Sea is so salty because there are no outlets. The minerals that flow into it stay forever. There are several rivers and streams that feed into the Dead Sea, but none that drain out. With the hot temperatures, the water evaporates fairly quickly. As this occurs, it leaves behind dissolved minerals in the sea, increasing its saltiness. Because the Dead Sea is so salty, no life can be found in its waters. It is a lifeless and watery desert. A person who keeps receiving and not giving will be likened to the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea though rich in mineral content, has no life. Similarly, a person may be wealthy in his bank account, but he has no life, no joy, no love, no one to share with. His wealth could not find a way to benefit him until he learns to give it away.
Money could buy a big house, but not a warm and happy home. Money could buy gifts, but no love. Money could buy medication, but not health. What we need is not material wealth, but true riches and abundant living. A lifestyle of giving turns material wealth into meaning and significance. The bible says, “One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his good deed.” Proverbs 19:17. We have received from God the power and the opportunities to create wealth. He has given His very own Son so that He may redeem us from the kingdom of hell into the Kingdom of heaven. As we have so freely received from God, let us freely give.
God has provided us guidelines as to how we could give towards the benefit of others. In Malachi 3:10, God gave clear instructions,
“Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do, “says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies,” I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test.”
Tithes (10% of the monthly income) is God’s way of providing for the work of the gospel and for the poor. As we begin to give out of love for God and for others, God will bless us until our account overflows.