We Cannot Out Give God

lwjas0037I can only think of three occasions  recording that Yeshua received gifts;  near His birth He was given frankincense, gold and myrrh; Mary gave him a foot washing of expensive perfume, and after His death Joseph and Nicodemus gave Him seventy pounds of burial spices.  He gave healing, deliverance from evil spirits, sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, even life from death to Lazarus and the officials daughter.  He gave His followers food, and two bountiful catches of fish to His disciples.  These were just a few instances, there likely were many more, as John asserts. (John 21:25).

You can not out give God.  Who has given anything to God, that he might be repaid. (Rom 11:33-36).  God owns…everything, even us – the air we breath is not of our making.  We can offer ourselves, our service, our obedience, allegiance and affection to Him.  We can offer Him praise, honor, and worship, all of this is due Him whether we agree or not.  Yeshua taught that when we give to the least of our fellow beings, we do it to Him. (Matt. 25:40).

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