It is more blessed to give than to receive

It is more blessed to give than to receive

“It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20 vs 35).

How shall we know the difference between the earthly and the heavenly love? The one terminates on ourselves and is partly ourself seeking its own gratification. The other reaches out to God and others, and finds its joy in glorifying Him and blessing them. Love is unselfishness, and the love that is not unselfish is not divine. How much do we pray for others, and how much for ourselves? What is the center of our being? Ourselves, or our Lord and His people and work? The Lord help us to know more fully the meaning of that great truth, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” “He that saveth his life shall lose it, and he that loseth his life for My sake and the Gospel, shall keep it unto life eternal.”

Have you found some precious treasure, Pass it on. Have You found some holy pleasure, Pass it on. Giving out is twice possessing, Love will double every blessing, On to higher service pressing, Pass it on.

Culled from Days of Heaven on Earth.

O Lord Of Heaven And Earth And Sea,
To Thee All Praise And Glory Be;
How Shall We Show Our Love To Thee,
Giver Of All?

The Golden Sunshine, Vernal Air,
Sweet Flowers And Fruits, Thy Love Declare
Where Harvests Ripen, Thou Art There,
Giver Of All!

For Peaceful Homes And Healthful Days,
For All The Blessings Earth Displays,
We Owe Thee Thankfulness And Praise,
Giver Of All!

Thou Didst Not Spare Thine Only Son,
But Gad’s Him For A World Undone,
And Freely With That Blessed One,
Thou Gives All!

Thou Gives The Holy Spirit’s Dower,
Spirit Of Life, And Love, And Power,
And Dost His Sevenfold Graces Shower
Upon Us All

For Souls Redeemed, For Sins Forgiven,
For Means Of Grace, And Hopes Of Heaven,
Father, What Can To Thee Be Given,
Who Gives All?

We Lose What On Ourselves We Spend:
We Have As Treasure Without End
Whatever, Lord, To Thee We Lend,
Who Gives All!

Whatever, Lord, We Lend To Thee
Repaid A Thousand Fold Will Be,
Then Gladly Will We Give To Thee
Giver Of All!

To Thee, From Whom We All Derive
Our Life, Our Gifts, Our Power To Give,
Oh, May We Ever With Thee Live,
Giver Of All!

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