Commands of Christ: 34

Give and it will be given to you, abundantly.

Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap.  For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”  Luke 6:38

Clearly, this often doesn’t happen until our eternal reward.  That actually makes it just that much greater of a promise.  This is one of those commands that has a large “carrot” attached.  Who wouldn’t want to be treated with grace and mercy and generosity?  The fact that when we give temporal gifts or benefits we can reap eternal rewards, demonstrates God’s character in a marvelous way and gives us a model for how we should treat others.