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Give Money and It Shall Be Given Unto You? (Luke 6:38)

“Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” – Luke 6:38

give and it shall be given unto youI’ve spent a lot of time cataloging all the Bible verses about money. I started this site years ago so that I could share what I learned about money from reading the Bible. There are literally hundreds of verses that give us positive instruction and warnings about the proper use and abuse of our money.

Unfortunately, individuals and churches have misinterpreted many verses in the Bible about money. It’s easy to do. Sometimes the verses are actually hard to interpret. Other times however, people do it to promote an agenda. In other words, people use these verses to teach and promote a message that isn’t there.

Of all the verses in the Bible about money, people abuse Luke 6:38 probably more than any other verse. It reads:

“Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” (KJV)

Why misinterpret this verse so much? Because many have chosen to believe or teach that this verse means you can profit financially from giving. Let’s look at why this is incorrect.

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Interview with a Centenarian: At 100, My Grandfather Reflects on Life, Faith and Finding Purpose

A 100-yr. old grandfather preaching in church on his birthday

Oh, to be a centenarian - 100 years of living. It's simply amazing! Most of us would settle for 80% of that. It's hard to fathom the changes and life events someone born in 1914 has experienced. What will you be up to at 100 years of age? My … [Continue reading]

The Most Important Reason You Do Not Worry About Tomorrow

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You’ve probably heard it said at some point, “Hey, do not worry about tomorrow. Focus on today and let the future take care of itself.” That’s not bad advice really. The older I get the more I’m realizing why. We all have things that affect our … [Continue reading]

How to Make a Zero Based Budget in 3 Easy Steps

One task that may not be apparent to first time budgeters is to create a zero based budget. My wife and I had tried to make a monthly budget before but for one reason or another, our budgets never seemed to work. Putting this step in place helped us … [Continue reading]

Sinking Fund: The Best Way to Save Money for Christmas Gifts (or anything)

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Do you hate Christmas shopping? About ten years ago, that was my wife and I. It took enormous amounts of time and energy. But more than that, it played havoc on our monthly budget. In December, we'd have to come up with money for Christmas gifts out … [Continue reading]

How to Be Sure Children Should Get Your Inheritance Money

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The question comes at some point in everyone's life - "Who will I leave my inheritance too?" If you are in your 20s, the thought probably hasn't crossed your mind yet. But it's most definitely been thought of by people in their 40s, 50s and beyond, … [Continue reading]

12 Short Bible Verses that Pack a Powerful Message

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There is no doubt about it - the Bible is a big book. Within its pages you will find over 31,000 verses that teach, guide, warn and encourage. It's so long, many people embark on a long journey to read the Bible in a year. And while all the verses … [Continue reading]

2020 Goals That Will Make This the Best Decade Ever 

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Boom! Just like that, it's over. In a few days we are set to close out a whole decade and begin a new one. By some accounts, we just experienced the best decade ever. Could bigger and better be yet to come? I believe so. But that bigger and better … [Continue reading]

If You Do Anything This Year, Please Consider Receiving This Gift

“…the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” - Romans 6:23 How are those Christmas gifts working out for you? What level of satisfaction are you receiving from them? Wish you had received something else? Gifts are awesome! My … [Continue reading]

A Christmas Memory That Still Challenges Me to This Day

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I really do love the Christmas season. I know it's hectic, that travel is often a nightmare and that the weather can sometimes wreck your plans. Each of those issues may bring back a Christmas memory you’d rather not recall. Despite all that, I … [Continue reading]

What Does God Want Me to Do with My Life?

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At some point you’ve probably asked the question, What does God want me to do? You may have asked that in relation to your life in general or because of some problem or big decision you were facing. Either way, it's a difficult question to answer. … [Continue reading]