The generous man [is a source of blessing and] shall be prosperous and enriched, And he who waters will himself be watered [reaping the generosity he has sown]. Proverbs 11:25 AMP
This scripture reminds me of a young man that I know. He has a heart for helping others. If you need help, he would do all he can to help you; sometimes at the expense of postponing the activities in his life. There are not too many people who are willing to go the extra mile for people that they know and even less for strangers. But there are benefits when you help people who are in distress.
Many times, people are reluctant to reach out to those in need. But when you look at the goodness of God in your life, you cannot help but be generous to someone else. Have you ever seen someone going through the garbage to get something to eat? I have. It’s a painful thing to know that someone is so hungry that they are willing to dig between all the discarded items in the trash, to get a little piece of something someone threw away. Jesus taught about the benefits of generosity in Luke 6:38, He said, “Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over [with no space left for more]. For with the standard of measurement you use [when you do good to others], it will be measured to you in return.”
Solomon said it differently but the message is the same. When you extend kindness and water the need in someone’s life, your life will be watered. I know people like to think that they are an island and can provide for themselves, so they don’t care to help others. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” He was so right, the power to serve lies in each one of us.
Thought for Today: Friend, water the need in your neighbor’s life.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.