It is more blessed to give than to treceive: Studies prove another Biblical truism

What Giving Gets You at the Office – Shawn Achor – Harvard Business Review:

Sometimes statistical studies done in academic venues prove yet another Biblical principle, and considering the Harvard Business Review hosted this article, no doubt it is another unwitting demonstration that Jesus Christ and his words are an almost unlimited source of wisdom, besides being the truth, the Resurrection and the light.

It is more blessed to give than to receive, he said, (Acts 20:35). This is in more ways than one. Those who get accustomed to getting rather than giving in material terms, whether it is by government dole or by armed robbery or theft-by-inflation (printing money), they often become trapped in the vicious circle of depending on the production and investment returns of others, and only drag themselves to destruction.

There is a way that seemeth right to a man but the end thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 4;12).

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.

I’ve seen that happen with me in my times as a computer programming instructor. Sharing the knowledge I have with others helps me learn it better, absorb it and understand it better, and if there was nothing technical to learn about it, if you have the right attitude, it also helps you understand the learner’s perspective, and cultivates patience with slower learners too.

That’s a blessing too, because more often than not patience works things out better.


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