Today we begin the first week of our second unit, Return. When we give, we return to God what is His, whether that is by sharing our spiritual or material gifts with those around us, or by using the talents we have been given to honor and worship. At the same time, this time of giving allows our hearts to return to that which is truly important; their Maker.
Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you.
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.
Context and prompt:
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Consider the waters that the second verse mention. What does it mean for us to “water” the world around us, encouraging it to flourish and bloom? How does God “water” us? You could draw a waterfall, or love and grace pouring like water from heaven. Or you could take the verse in a different direction and write out the ways that your life is being “watered” by God, through the blessings that have been given to you.