“Give, and you will be given a good measure, even tight, shaken and overflowing. Because with the same measure with which you measure, you will be measured.”
“And his lord said to him,” Well, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord. ” (Matthew 25:21)
In the gospels we always see JESUS giving generously. When he fed five thousand men, there was even bread left over (John 6: 1-15).
When the apostles returned from a fishing night without having achieved anything, it miraculously allowed the nets to be filled as never before (ch. 21: 1-14).
At the wedding at Cana, he changed a large amount of water into wine, for the joy of the guests (ch. 2: 1-11).
In these three situations, it is surprising to see that the LORD asked for a personal commitment before giving. He wants us to participate, and tells us: “Give, and it will be given to you.”
- When he fed the crowd, a boy brought five loaves and two fish. That seemed ridiculous compared to the number of mouths to be fed. However, the LORD made use of that young man’s contribution. Let us not forget that even a glass of water given in the name of the LORD will have its reward.
- JESUS did not need his disciples to fish again to feed them. But they obeyed him simply by throwing the net to the right of the boat, and his faith was rewarded.
- When JESUS asked for water, before changing it into wine, he could have done it without it. However, those who helped him, in this case as in the others, had the joy of being collaborators of GOD. This small participation has no comparison with what JESUS gives. He wants to test the faith and stimulate it and then give the reward.
Dear LORD, thank you because regardles
the size of our goals, we can always count on Your guidance to achieve them, as long as we approach You with faith, we will have our reward. In the name of JESÚS. Amen and Amen.