Henry Mahan

The average person who gives money, gifts or charity to others may think that this gift or whatever he gives should be regarded as LOSS, certainly not called ASSETS nor INVESTMENT nor GAIN. This is NOT SO! Gifts, money and alms given to others is no more loss than the SEED planted by a farmer is loss. Anything given to others in the name of Christ, for the glory of our Lord, is not loss, but gain in every way. Our Lord said in Luke 6:38, "Give and it shall be given unto you...for with the same measure that you give withal it shall be given to you." This is saying that God uses the same container or measure for His gifts to us as we use to give to others. The more generous the farmer is with the seed, the greater the harvest; and the more generous and loving and giving we are enabled to be, the greater the blessing. NO! Giving is not loss but great gain. A person may say, "I can't afford to give." If we have an understanding of the grace of God, we can't afford NOT to give.

Henry Mahan, Pastor
Thirteenth Street Baptist Church
Ashland, Ky.

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