DAILY MANNA DEVOTIONAL
Sunday, 25 September 2016
TOPIC: A GRACIOUS GIVER
Bible Text: ECCLESIASTES 11:1-6
Key Verse: “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days” (Ecclesiastes 11:1).
is rich in mercy to all. Though unworthy, He gives us liberally and
upbraids not. As children of God, we also should be merciful as our
heavenly Father is. Here is a pressing exhortation to works of charity
towards the poor, as the best cure to the vanity which our worldly
riches are subject to; and the only way to make them turn into
substantial good account.
Solomon impresses it upon us
to do good to others and abound in liberality to the poor, with
assurance that such would abound to our account someday. Though it is
cast “upon the waters”, and seems lost, likely never to be found, yet
“thou shalt find it after many days”, as the husbandman finds his seed
again in a plentiful harvest and the merchant his venture in a rich
return. It is not lost, but well laid out, and well laid up.
brings in full interest in God’s providence, graces and comforts of His
Spirit; and the principal is sure, laid up in heaven, for it is lent to
the Lord. “Thou shalt find it [perhaps not quickly, but] after many
days.” The return may be slow, but it is sure and will be so much the
more plentiful when it comes because “the liberal soul shall be made
fat…” (Proverbs 11:25). So, take time to look around. Certainly, there
are people around you in dire need of your love and touch of
liberality. Discover them and cast your “bread” upon the “waters” of
their lives. From today, make it a lifestyle to always show a little bit
of love and sow some seeds of kindness.
Thought for the day: Givers never lack, only misers do.
Bible Reading in one Year: Proverbs 27 – 29