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Contribution: It is better to give than receive

In all things, I have shown you that by working hard in this way, we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:35 (ESV)


Being a Christian with wealth is often stigmatized in America. Those who are wealthy in


Christian circles tend to be looked down upon for having nice things when they should be giving away their money. If Christians with wealth seek to continually accumulate things for the sake of accumulating things to find fulfillment or satisfaction, it would be better for them to give away their money.


If Christians have an abundant mindset, however, And they are using their wealth to bless others, then by all means, Christians should accumulate as much wealth as they possibly can.


Regardless of whether or not a Christian has wealth, they should always live with such an attitude as to give more than they receive. For when a peer or someone with a scarcity mindset pours more into you than you them. A natural feeling to keep score develops in them. They begin to think you are abusing them and begin to have expectations of how you should be paying them back. 


Reflect on your view of wealth. Do you have a scarcity or abundance mindset? 


Those with an abundance mindset can contribute more to those they disciple because they know their contribution will be multiplied, not subtracted. 

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