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What's Your Measure?

Post  LivinginChrist on Tue 08 Jul 2008, 8:20 pm

"Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." (Luke 6:38)
That is a promise of Jesus that you can stake your life on. Give and what happens? It will be given to you good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?!

But notice that He also added this, "The same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you." If you take a serving spoon, and that is what you measure out your giving with, you will get an overflowing serving spoon. It comes back to you good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing from a serving spoon.

The measure you use is what is measured back to you. If you use a shovel, and that is what you measure it out with, that is how it comes back to you.

Wouldn't you rather have a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over shovel as opposed to a serving spoon? The measure you use, Jesus said, that is what is used to measure back to you.

I believe many people are using a teaspoon and yet they are praying, "God bless me. I have big needs." I am sure God is saying, "I'm doing all I can. You know, I'm pressing it down as much as I can press it down. It is running over. But a running over teaspoon is just not that much."

Are you using a teaspoon or a shovel? Whatever you use is what comes back multiplied, but it is only according to the measure you use.

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Re: What's Your Measure?

Post  thirsty on Wed 09 Jul 2008, 7:35 am

Thank you for such a nice article and I agree that
The measure you use is what is measured back to you. If you use a shovel, and that is what you measure it out with, that is how it comes back to you.
It is same what Jesus taught us in the Lord's Prayer, "Forgive our sins as we forgive others".
That is a promise of Jesus that you can stake your life on. Give and what happens? It will be given to you good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. Sounds like fun, doesn't it?!
This is so amazing to me, because we all should share our blessings with others and our blessings grow. When we keep our blessings only to ourselves, our blessings stop growing. God bless us so that we can be a help to others.
...you should remember the words of the Lord: It is more blessed to give than to receive. (ACTS 20:35)

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