It is More Blessed to Give than Receive Acts 20:35 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
Certainly, receiving is a blessing. However, according to Acts 20:35, by comparison with receiving, giving is even more of a blessing. There are several reasons for this that are found in 2 Cor 9:6-10. Through giving, the Lord blesses:
Your Reaping – 2 Cor 9:6 – you find the blessing of reaping more when you sow more and giving is one of our methods of sowing.
His Love to you – 2 Cor 9:10 – you find the blessing of his increased loved when you give cheerfully.
His Grace to you – 2 Cor 9:8 – you find the blessing of his all sufficient grace to provide for all of your needs.
Your Work – 2 Cor 9:8 – you find the blessing upon your work so that it abounds .
Your Fruitfulness – 2 Cor 9:10 – you find the blessing upon your fruit so that it increases.