6-2-15 Give When You’ve Got

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13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:

14 But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:

15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.

2 Corinthians 8:13-15 KJV

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To love your neighbor as yourself is work,

But work that stems from love is worth the sweat,

And if you have abundance do not shirk

To give to those whose needs have not been met.

If your own children had no food to eat,

You’d ask your wealthy neighbor for some aid.

Then when you’ve gained your riches so complete,

Please help a hungry family who’s dismayed.

The scales of love are balanced when you give,

For we are all but equal in God’s eyes,

And even if your neighbor is a sieve,

Still love him as yourself – don’t compromise.

A man that gathers much has no surplus;

And he that gathers scant lacks nothing thus.

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8-19-14 Commit Your Work

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No matter what you do from day to day,

The simple tasks that drives toward your goals,

Seek God for help in ev’ry single way

And let Him be the one that’s in control.

Cast all your cares to God for ev’rything,

In sustenence, support, supply and might,

And do your best with all your effort brings,

Then rest assured His will be done forthright.

When you’ve by faith and prayer done all you could,

Release your cares and know that God’s in charge.

He makes all things to work for what is good,

With all the loving grace He will discharge.

            Commit each seed you plant unto the Lord;

            The fruit at journey’s end is your reward.

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Commit your work to the LORD,

and your plans will be established.

Proverbs 16:3 ESV

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