What is after receiving?
To Whom much is given, much is required. Luke 12:48
What is our response to blessing and gifts? I believe our resources are provided for God’s glory. So, how could a Seiko watch and 3 John Wayne DVDs be used for God’s glory?
1. I receive the love from the gift given. When my wife gives me a gift, it is the love that produced the giving that must be passed on and used. (not necessarily the gift itself.)
2. The gift itself must be used for God’s glory. Seiko watch helps me keep sermons short. A John Wayne DVD gives me rest from my hectic schedule. Or it could teach me how to be a rough and tough pastor.
3. The popular “regift”. Take the gift and literally pass it on to someone else. (that doesn’t apply to my situation)
This blog is obviously a blend of serious and tongue-in-cheek humor. Those who don’t know me well will have a hard time deciphering between the two. I don’t want to belittle the point. I do believe in the passage and want to give back to God all that He has given unto me.