Isaiah 58:10-11 “And if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.”
The Scene: raised garden pool–rain drops falling into the pool and around it; concentric circles formed around the places in the pool where each drop has fallen. The concentric circles then expand outward and collide with each other. The point: The pool represents the earth around us/ the pool contains Christian people. The rain drops are God’s provision for us, His people (those who obey His commands). The concentric circles then show our sharing God’s provision to His Church with those who are poor and needy.
Proverbs 22:9 “A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.”
Father God gives His people wisdom to have containers in which to catch His blessings, which can then be shared with others in need.
Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Our God, Jehovah Jireh (our Provider) is a great giver and faithful to His Word.
2 Corinthians 9:6-8 ” Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”
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