Gracious Dealing !!!!!

26 Apr

And the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest. (Deuteronomy 15:18)

An Israelitish master was to give his bondservant liberty in due time, and when he left his service he was to start him in life with a liberal portion, This was to be done heartily and cheerfully, and then the Lord promised to bless the generous act. The spirit of this precept, and, indeed, the whole law of Christ, binds us to treat people well. We ought to remember how the Lord has dealt with us, and that this renders it absolutely needful that we should deal graciously with others, It becomes those to be generous who are the children of a gracious God. How can we expect our great Master to bless us in our business if we oppress those who serve us?

What a benediction is here set before the liberal mind! To be blessed in all that we do is to be blessed indeed. The Lord will send us this partly in prosperity, partly in content of mind, and partly in a sense of His favor, which is the best of all blessings. He can make us feel that we are under His special care and are surrounded by His peculiar love. This makes this earthly life a joyous prelude to the life to come. God’s blessing is more than a fortune. It maketh rich and addeth no sorrow therewith.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook


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5 responses to “Gracious Dealing !!!!!

  1. paulfg

    April 26, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Spurgeon and giving/receiving. I am so glad he makes me think. Makes me stop and ponder. Why sometimes I read two or three times. Still find the “Amen” not quite as forthcoming as elsewhere. Makes him real. Makes me real. Makes God real.


    • Levi Thetford

      April 26, 2014 at 7:03 am

      It interesting that we are all so different but our aim is to glorify the same Lord
      We each make a contribution. I hope your day is pleasant!!!


      • paulfg

        April 26, 2014 at 8:56 am

        Most pleasant! And the same hope for your day. đŸ™‚


  2. Debbie

    April 26, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    This really blessed me to read tonight . . .just the need to be gracious and generous. And generous in the giving of grace. Thank you so much for sharing these!


    • Levi Thetford

      April 27, 2014 at 7:42 am

      You’re very welcome Debbie. I’m so glad that it blessed you. Have a great Sunday!!!



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