Give freely, and you will profit.

Give freely, and you will profit.

Proverbs 11:24 says, “There are those who give freely and yet prosper while others withhold what they should rightfully give and only end up with less”. How can giving somehow bring abundance while grabbing and retaining often lead to destitution? Doesn’t this seem non-rational?

To know how the world really works means understanding the mechanisms that God placed into existence. It doesn’t matter what the cultural environment is that we have been placed into, our abundance depends upon other people purchasing our goods or services. In practice, that means an employer hiring you rather than all the other applicants. It means people patronizing your business or your services.

Not only do we become embarrassed when we become takers rather than givers, but we are also, put off by others who appear to be takers. A characteristic that repels potential employers, customers, or clients is projecting the personality of a grabber rather than a giver. The store clerk almost pleading with you to purchase something, or the super aggressive salesman whose eyes seem constantly focused on his potential commission; these make us uncomfortable.

They come across to us as takers not givers. Sometimes it is subconscious and we may not be fully aware of why we are repelled by one vendor and attracted to another. More often than not, it is that our souls are repelled by takers and drawn to givers. So when we become pleasingly useful to many of God’s other children, we automatically prosper. And the way to do that is to focus on how we can give something long before we focus on what we can get. In doing this we are purely imitating God who gives His children so much and asks so little in return. We are correct to feel embarrassed about doing things that benefit nobody but ourselves because as Gods children we feel most comfortable as givers and not grabbers, as Proverbs 11:25 says, “Give freely, and you will profit. Help others, and you will gain more for yourself.” Have A Very Blessed Day!

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