Sunday, November 23, 2008

Proverbs 37:21

"The wicked borroweth and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy and giveth."

The righteous person is a giver, but the wicked person is a taker. People who take and take but never give are always a drain on society and others. They are a drain both financially and emotionally. Who likes to be around people who are mean and stingy? Who likes to be around people who are always trying to hustle you? Who likes to be around people who take advantage of your generosity to enrich themselves at your expense? They honor selfishness and greed, which are negative traits. Let us instead become givers. Givers enrich the world with their generosity, and spread goodwill and prosperity. It is only through giving that we can all find peace and true prosperity.

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