… or just giving?
The Bible tells us quite plainly that
Give, and it will be given to you: good measure,
pressed down, shaken together, and running over
will be put into your bosom.
For with the same measure that you use,
it will be measured back to you.
Luke 6 38
No the Bible does NOT say
.. that all you need do is give so that you will receive.
But what it does say is that,
with the same measure and intent with which you give,
… is the same measure, intent or standard
with which you will receive!
If you give with the intent to receive
… because of your giving,
what you have actually done
… is to have made an investment.
Which simply means that
… you are also responsible for the outcome.
On the other hand,
… if you are sowing a seed
… with the intent that others will be blessed,
the natural law of seedtime and harvest
… based on the super-natural law of increase,
is activated …
… and the law of seed time and harvest
… becomes responsible for your giving
and thus also for your receiving –
… good measure, pressed down,
… shaken together and running over!