"One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty... he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."
The Lord built into us a wonderful way to find true refreshment: in refreshing others! The proverb gives us a principle that is completely contrary to the world’s thinking. The world and our flesh tell us that if life gets you down, do something great for yourself. God’s Word tells us to give freely of ourselves – be it through time or money or material things – for others and then see how God will refresh us in the process.
I have known this principle to be true, yet I wait with greater anticipation for the final refreshing when this life draws to a close. Then Jesus Christ, our Comforter, will refresh us thoroughly at last!
FEELING WEARY? HAVE YOU EVER LAID ASIDE YOUR OWN CARES AND LOOKED TO OTHERS'? GIVE A CUP OF COOL WATER FOR SOMEONE ELSE TODAY.
Bible In A Year
- Isaiah 39-40
- Psalm 90
- Acts 13