A Generous person will prosper Prov. 11:24-25

One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.  A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:24‭-‬25 NIV



Ever hear the saying “What goes around comes around?”

I believe it is based on the same principle as this scripture.  As you ponder this verse you become aware there are forces beyond the people listed in the verse.  There is a cause and effect but it is outside normal natural laws of physics.  If you drop a stone from a hill it will fall at a specific speed and direction according to it’s mass and the pull of gravity.  This is a consistent law established by our creator.  We use known laws to create tall buildings and fly airplanes. Last week the most powerful rocket was launched and the booster rockets landed themselves together back on the launch pad.  Amazing but all due to known laws of nature.

The law described in Proverbs is outside the natural laws.

Implied is an observer who is a work bringing blessing or cursing in one’s path.  Blessing means unearned gain.  A gift outside your own efforts.  Usually it is a gift because of an action.  This is a supernatural reality.  The unseen is more real and has power over what is seen.  2 Corinthians 4:18 KJV — While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.


There is an unseen, supernatural power at work and you control the outcome by your generosity.  The verse is specifically speaking of money and giving.  Generosity or giving without personal gain releases the blessing in your life to be blessed financially.  There is more in this blessing than just financial.  To prosper could also be health, marriage, friendship. The one who is a Scrooge to others will not only see frustration with his wealth but also a lonely self-involved life. Malachi speaks specifically to this blessing when you give your tithe to the church. Malachi 3:7-11 NIV

Ever since the time of your ancestors you have turned away from my decrees and have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord Almighty. “But you ask, ‘How are we to return?’ [8] “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings. [9] You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. [10] Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it. [11] I will prevent pests from devouring your crops, and the vines in your fields will not drop their fruit before it is ripe, ” says the Lord Almighty.

Be generous and receive God’s blessings

Be generous.  Give to God and others. The supernatural power watching over you will release blessings your way.  What goes around comes around. Allow the blessing to place a lightnside your life.

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