Sunday, May 22, 2016


Pro 23:6  Do not eat the bread of a man who is stingy; do not desire his delicacies, 
Pro 23:7  for he is like one who is inwardly calculating. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, but his heart is not with you. 
Pro 23:8  You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten, and waste your pleasant words. 

When we eat and drink with friends it is a good fellowship. I know there are people who like to eat and drink another's food, but who will not or cannot bring food to share. If we love the Lord we will show hospitality. There are those who would not be a burden and who would go away hungry if they thought they were imposing on others. 

1Co 11:20  When you come together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat. 
1Co 11:21  For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk. 
1Co 11:22  What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not. 

We are not to be stingy. I know a family who had a moocher relative who would show up at supper time and the mother would hide the food until he was gone. That is being a bit stingy, but if we are the one who likes to impose on others? It is best to remember this proverb. Do not eat the food of a stingy person.

Pro 15:17  Better is a dinner of herbs where love is than a fattened ox and hatred with it. 

In a similar line of thinking, the LORD doesn't want your money if you are stingy. 

2Co 9:6  The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 
2Co 9:7  Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 
2Co 9:8  And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. 

Be cheerful and do all things as unto the LORD.

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