Daily Bible Reading Reflections

GIVE: A Word for the Week

Today’s Bible reading is Numbers 8 and Acts 20.

“Remember.” Near the end of Acts 20, as Paul bids farewell for the final time to Christians in Ephesus, he gives them something to remember. We would do well to follow his lead at the dawn of this new workweek.

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35)

In the midst of a society focused on getting, be willing to give.

Like salt in a culture of selfishness, be a living sacrifice.

Don’t be a collector of blessings, be a channel.

Among people who subscribe to “the survival of the fittest,” help the weak.

In a world consumed with distractions, give the increasingly-valuable gifts of time and undivided attention.

“It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Those are words of the Lord Jesus worth remembering and applying this week.

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