The more a person gives, the more a person reaps. No one knew this more than Jesus, for He had given his life freely, and by doing so, He ultimately reaped eternity.
Few commands are as bold, as eloquent and as simple as that given by Jesus, when He said:
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38)
There is great pleasure when giving generously not expecting anything in return. The people of the ancient city of Corinth knew this, and the Apostle Paul commended them for it. In spite of a severe test of affliction, they gave of their own accord according to their means and beyond (2 Corinthians 8:2-3). They even went so far as to beg Paul to partake in the relief of the saints, something he did not expect.
But how could a people have turned so quickly from their sins, for it was a short time ago that these same Corinthians were harboring adulterers in their midst?
The answer is God. They purged the sinners among them and gave themselves first to Christ, then to the will of God (verse 5). By doing so, they reaped the reward of God’s grace on their lives (verse 6). In other words, the ancient Corinthians were not looking to receiving anything at all, but it was by God’s generosity that grace fell upon them.
In the same way, we ought to live by giving fully to others as God has given to us, for we will then reap a reward especially prepared for us because we will have given without expectation.
22 thoughts on “Giving Without Expectation”
It is so amazing to witness that we cannot out give God. The more we give the more He blesses.
All things are His. So when He gives something to us, it is from His heart. What a wonderful Father we have for Him to want to look after us this way.
Great reminder. Thank you!
Sweet, Sweet words Jesus speaks!
Timely message…thank you Jack.
God knows what we need when we need it!
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
Hebrews 12:15,28 (KJV)
One of my favorite passages about overcoming bitterness and God’s gift to us.
Your post instigated me to read Corinthians.
The Book of Corinthians is a lesson for all churches to follow. God’s government is all over those two books and the Apostle Paul so wonderfully depicts the church at its worse and at its best within those pages, Carlos!
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
1 Corinthians 2:5 (KJV)
Very inspiring post! Life is about helping others, that is what ive always believed. Thanks for this post. I often try to help others I do believe that is my purpose in life 🤗🤗
Giving to others of our lives is one of the most profound truths Jesus revealed. He certainly gave Himself fully for all of us in order that we may be saved!
Yes, it is ❤
Amen and Amen
God is so wonderful!
Hallelujah, God bless you sir.
Very inspiring words. Thank you.
Blessing to you always, Jolene.