In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Acts 20:35
In our current times, the phrase “It is more blessed to give than to receive” is one that just doesn’t seem to resonate. When you watch the news all we hear about is what people, states, companies and others are trying to get for themselves. Individuals clamor for a stimulus check. Cities declare their need for more tax money. Companies tell us that they need a capital infusion to survive. Selfishness and greed have become a way of life, and no one wants to do the hard work that is necessary to succeed.
We have become a nation that asks what their country can do for them, and not what they can do for their country. We would be well advised to take heed of this verse, and to remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive. Those who do heed that verse will often find that when they “help the weak”, it is often they that receive – even more than they have given.
So let’s all try to remember that even in tough economic times, it is more blessed to give than to receive!