Today’s Encouragement is Luke 6:37-38 “Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;  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.”
Give and it will be given to you –
Jesus preached and taught always. Here He laid out the ‘economics’ of God’s kingdom.
When we choose not to judge others, then we aren’t judged.
When we choose to not condemn others, then we aren’t condemned.
When we give to others, and to the Lord, we are the ones who receive! We will receive abundantly (running over) and directly (in our lap)!
And in the same measure, the measure we use in giving and in forgiving – that same measure will be used to return it to us.
Though tragically distorted by money-loving profiteers, the Truth which Jesus taught us about God’s ‘economics’ is still the Truth. As we extend His grace and forgiveness to others, then we receive that grace and forgiveness in that same measure.
Father, Help us to recognize that your Truth is eternal, is not influenced by our logic, our thinking, our current culture, or how others might distort it. Help us to seek Your Truth, in Your Word, and to believe – to simply but firmly – accept it as The Truth.