The Bible teaches us a lesson that many refuse to learn, that to get, we must give. “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)

In order to enlarge what we have, we must first scatter. If happiness is what we seek, we must make others happy. If we want to become spiritually strong we must invest in the spiritual good of others. “The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.” (Proverbs 11:25)

Our city is under a water restriction mandate this summer because of the lack of sufficient rains to fill area lakes. There are designated days in which a home owner can water the lawn—only two days a week. Many simply do not water at all and their grass, flowers, and shrubs turn brown indicating the lack of moisture. When the Scriptures speak of watering others it places no restrictions on the amount or frequency of administering spiritual refreshment. What it does say is we ourselves are watered. How does this happen? It’s like this; when you make the effort to be useful it brings out your sense of usefulness strengthening your spirit. We all have talents and capabilities that lay dormant from lack of use. Often times we discover their existence when we are climbing the mountains of difficulty and following the Lord’s will. Our strength is often hidden from ourselves until we jump head long into the battle on Christ’s behalf. You will never know until you try. So then, watering others makes us humble. We find grace in places we have not looked before. When we invest in others our own sense of comfort is increased. When we attempt to cheer-up someone else it gladdens our own heart. So what are you waiting for, give! … and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, and running over.


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