Friday, June 1, 2012

sharing, it's not just for kids...

June 1, 2012

1 Timothy 6:13-21

V18 …to be generous and ready to share

One of the first lessons we, as parents, try to teach our children is how to share. It’s a hard lesson to learn, and most likely not one that’s learned quickly; it’s a rare child indeed who willing shares his or her own toys without being told to. Should we expect adults to act differently? Well, yes, as a matter of fact we should, but most often the actions of adults aren’t that much different from those of children. We are selfish with what we have, whether it’s our money, our possessions, or our time; we simply don’t want to share. We could have many reasons or excuses for our behavior: we may feel like the person in need is unworthy, or perhaps lazy or it may just be that we want it for ourselves. Yet, in God’s word we find that we are to put off our selfish desires; we are to place the needs of others above our own willingly and without malice every single time. In other words, we must learn to share.

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