For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 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 6:32-38 KJV
I got a new take on Luke 6:38 today. We often associate the reference of ‘Give and it will come back to you’ to references of money and financial blessings. But looking at it in the context of th e preceding verses, one sees that returns referred to in vs. 38 are linked to the rewards of stayed judgements, restricted condemnations, expressions of mercy and forgiveness.
Yes we can lay claim to God’s word and speak Luke 6:38 into our seeds and finances but what if we confess it as it was intended can we be so bold as to ask for equal measure of forgiveness, mercy, stay on condemnation and judgment?
Let’s think on these things and pray for a right spirit that is free from animosity, anger, wrath and vengeance.