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Daily Play Call #42

42 Give to him who keeps on begging from you, and do not turn away from him who would borrow from you.

Matthew 5:42 AMPC

Give to those who asks of you

Jesus wants us to give and to people who ask of us. If we are in the position to help someone else then we should. We shouldn't withhold from people who are in need. What Jesus is saying is also in line with, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." If I was in a position where I needed help, I would want someone to help me. Whenever someone asks me for help I remember this Scripture but I also envision myself in a position where I am need and I would want help too.

  • 30 Give away to everyone who begs of you [who is in want of necessities], and of him who takes away from you your goods, do not demand or require them back again.31 And as you would like and desire that men would do to you, do exactly so to them. 32 If you [merely] love those who love you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the [very] sinners love their lovers (those who love them). 33 And if you are kind and good and do favors to and benefit those who are kind and good and do favors to and benefit you, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? For even the preeminently sinful do the same. 34 And if you lend money at interest to those from whom you hope to receive, what quality of credit and thanks is that to you? Even notorious sinners lend money at interest to sinners, so as to recover as much again. 35 But love your enemies and be kind and do good [doing favors so that someone derives benefit from them] and lend, expecting and hoping for nothing in return but considering nothing as lost and despairing of no one; and then your recompense (your reward) will be great (rich, strong, intense, and abundant), and you will be sons of the Most High, for He is kind and charitable and good to the ungrateful and the selfish and wicked. Luke 6:30-35 AMPC

Jesus's words are also quoted in the Gospel of Luke. He says that anyone who takes from you do not demand or ask for it back again. This means that when we give to whoever is need that we should not expect them to pay it back. We should lend without expecting anything in return from them. We should also give to people who may be our enemies or who are against us if they are in need. This is how we truly operate in love. Jesus also says that our reward which is in Heaven will be GREAT! As Christians we have to learn delayed gratification. We have rewards waiting for us in Heaven if we remain faithful.

This Scripture can also mean that if someone steals from you, we should let it go and probably not ask for it back again. There have been people who have tried to get back what was stolen from them and have lost their life because of it. If we just forget about it and let it go this can also help prevent us from running into a situation where our life is in danger. Usually, when I had things stolen from me, I would get something better in return. It is hard to let things go but living to see tomorrow is more important than that material possession. Be led by the Holy Spirit. Sometimes, you can get back what was stolen but lets make sure the Lord is leading us to do it.

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