by Pastor Ken
Don’t withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.
Today’s verse encourages us to develop a habit of giving what we have to those in need.
The widow and her son had only a small portion of flour and oil—enough for one final meal. This didn’t stop her from sharing it with Elijah. She shared having faith that God would repay her generosity by being generous with her. And He did by making sure she never ran out of flour and oil. .
You may say, “I have nothing to give.” But this simply isn’t true. We all have something to give. Even if it is nothing more than a smile, words of encouragement, a complement, prayers on their behalf, or your time, it is a gift.
Getting into the habit of giving is part of loving others as Jesus loves us. When you give, God will give to you. He will not leave you in need.
Pray: God, help me give to others as You have given to me. Help me realize that all I have is really Yours and that I need to share with others. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.