Gold, frankincense and more

Gold Frankincense and MoreAfter being a Christian for more than 35 years, I can’t really remember anyone ever say this: I need to give more.

No, through more than three decades of rubbing elbows with Christians, most often I hear people brag about how much they have already given. Usually, they compare themselves to others and point out how superior their giving us.

When someone gives quietly (without blowing the trumpet in announcement of his gift, as Jesus said), it inspires me to give.

When someone brags (and usually there’s an undertone of bitterness, as in: they wasted my gift), it’s completely uninspiring.

This Christmas, give without bragging and bitterness. Give God gold, frankincense and more.

5 responses to “Gold, frankincense and more

  1. AMEN! When we brag about our giving, that’s all the benefit we receive, as Jesus made clear.

  2. Give him yourself, It is all Jesus asks for not my stuff – me!

  3. Beautifully said ,inspiring .they should look themselves in the mirror before bragging .Merry Christmas.

  4. Thank you for teaching us about giving , Pastor A. May our giving be quiet and unrelenting!

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