Could life be boiled down to two simple words – giving and getting? Just think of how much of life is spent getting. How many different places throughout the day do we go to get things? We get groceries, we get gas, we get food. We get products, and etc., and etc.
Throughout each day we also give. At work, we give our time, we give our effort, and often give a product. At home we give our attention and affection. So much of life is simply spent getting and giving.
As we go to the Word of God, may we never forget we are here to give the Lord our hearts and minds, desirous to always get more of Him! We must give ourselves away, taking up the cross daily, following hard after Him.
As we go to the Scriptures may we never forget that wisdom is the principle thing therefore we should get wisdom and with all our getting, we should also get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7) Jesus Christ has come to give us understanding so that we may get to know Him who is true and we are in Him who is true, even in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true and Living God. (1 John 5:20)
Jesus came to give Himself away, out of love for the Father and for us. We must get, that is to say we must receive Him and once we receive Him, the Holy Spirit inspires us to go and give Him away to others so they may get the truth as well.
Getting and giving, two simple words that seem to summarize each and every day. Let us be mindful of what we are spending our hearts and minds on, knowing that our getting will effect our giving and our giving will effect our getting, all for the glory of God!
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him… ” Ephesians 1:17