Words for the Week: Freely Give


Freely ye have received, freely give.—Matthew 10:8

There are two ways to look at a full week ahead: You can see the appointments, meetings, and responsibilities as demands on your time—people taking your limited resource of time from you.

OR you can see the same appointments, meetings, and responsibilities as an opportunity to give—a chance to use your time as a conduit of the blessings of God.

When Jesus sent His disciples out, He gave them the second paradigm: “Freely ye have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8).

We’ve been given so much by God—time, truth, people to serve, a purpose worth living for. May we see every demand in the week ahead for what it really is—an opportunity to give of what we have been so freely given.

Lord, help me to give of myself freely—without reservation—remembering that You are my provider, supplier, and restorer. Thank You for giving Yourself to me.