Give and Take

The English language is a curious thing. Look at the word ‘take’ for instance. We can ‘take a seat,’ ‘take a stand,’ ‘take a bow,’ ‘take a photo,’ ‘take the blame,’ and ‘take a temperature,’ but we really aren’t physically taking anything away.

So, let’s look at the word give. We can ‘give credit,’ ‘give congratulations,’ ‘give a hand,’ and ‘give respect.’ Apparently, we are a society of give and take.

As we take note of this topic, do we find Jesus giving any advice? We actually do. Jesus taught:

  • “Freely you have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8).
  • “Give, and it will be given to you” (Luke 6:38).
  • “Any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33).
  • “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).

Let’s look at a few things God has given us:

  • He gives us our daily bread (Matthew 6:11).
  • Good gifts ~ “How much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (Matthew 7:11).
  • His Son ~ “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16).
  • Eternal life ~ “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand” (John 10:28).

God gave us the greatest gift, His Son. I pray you have received this gift that keeps giving, including eternal life.

May we give Him our best.

About Arrow

Hi and welcome! My pen name is Arrow. The word “arrow” intrigues me because it has two meanings that describe my passions. One, it is an instrument used intentionally to reach a target, and two, it shows the way. As a believer and follower of Jesus Christ, my goals are to live for Him, lead others to Him, and glorify the Heavenly Father. I pray that the stories, poems, song lyrics, and devotional thoughts I share on this website will always be inspired by the Holy Spirit and aligned with the truths found in God’s Word. My hope is that the words may penetrate your heart and point the way to a closer relationship with the Savior. I look forward to sharing my journey with you. Experiencing what God has in store is bound to be exciting! May you be blessed! ~ Arrow
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