Friday, 25 February 2011

Weekly Bible Quote 140

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt - (Mt 6:19)

I make use of what I have for my own benefit and that of my fellowmen

How many of us hoard things - things that we never use but which we are afraid to give away in case a time may come when we shall need them? How much better it would be to give them to someone who could make good use of them.

There are people who hoard money and clothes and other possessions instead of using them for their own benefit or for the benefit of those in greater need of them. How many of us, if we looked through our cupboards, would not find things which we do not use ourselves but which we are hoarding in case of a problematical 'rainy day'? How little faith we show in God as our source of supply when we do this.

How much better to enjoy what we have while we can and allow others to share our enjoyment; and to give away what we can spare in a spirit of love.

The Path of Truth Mar/Apr 2009, p. 89.

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