What’s Your Measure? Devotional for Tuesday, February 1, 2011


“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

A king was once traveling through his kingdom. He came upon one of his subjects who was carrying a sack of wheat, produced through much blood and sweat. “Give me some of your wheat.” The king said. The farmer thought carefully and reached into his bag and removed a single grain of wheat which he fearfully handed to the king. The king took the grain. He then reached into a bag of his own and pulled out a single gold coin and handed it to his subject and rode off.

Can we doubt that for the rest of his life the farmer wondered what would have happened if he had given the king the whole bag. 

How are we giving to the Lord, in resources and talents? By the grain, by the handful or by the sack?

This isn’t a prosperity concept. God could give us a whole bag any time He wanted. But like any other endeavor, we are limited by what we are willing to invest.

Isn’t it time to give Him your whole bag?

Be Blessed.


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