#8 Tightwad Sham

11 Sep

God’s Word:  Proverbs 23:6-8

God’s Message to Me:

There is a big difference between a tightwad and being frugal.  A tightwad is an extremely selfish person whose only concern is their own wellbeing.  A frugal person lives by the saying “waste-not, want-not.”  They aren’t motivated by selfishness but by their own common sense of being thrifty.

If a tightwad invites you to a meal—it is usually because they hope to benefit something from you.  They might try to sound generous, to make a hit with you—but don’t be fooled.  Their generous invitation is not sincere.  The tightwad has completely missed out on my teaching to share with others—as unto Me.  In holding tightly to their possessions they have cut themselves off from my blessings.  I give to you so you can share freely with others.

Examine your own lifestyle!  Are you holding tightly to your possessions—even those you have no use for—just because they are yours.  Did you ever stop to think that “as you sow, so shall you reap” fits in this situation also?  Be generous with others and when you have needs you will be blessed with your needs being filled. I have a soft spot in my heart for the truly generous person and care for their needs.

God’s Question to Me:  What are you holding tightly too that could greatly benefit someone else?

God’s Promise to Me:   I bless you so you can bless others.  Blessing another by sharing gives your own heart a double blessing.

 My Song to God:    Show a Little Bit of Love and Kindness    by John W Peterson

Sing a song, (sing a song,) spread some cheer, (spread some cheer,)

There are sad and lonely people everywhere:

Be a friend, (be a friend,) show some love, (show some love,)

It will lift them from the dungeons of despair.

 

Refrain:

Show a little bit of love and kindness,

Never go along with hatred’s blindness,

Take a little time to reach for joy, and wear a happy face;

Sing a little bit with the days are dreary,

Give a little help to a friend who’s weary—

That’s the way to make the world a happy place.

 

Offer help, (offer help,) bring some hope, (bring some hope,)

To the fainting and discouraged on life’s road;

See a need, (see a need,) lend a hand, (lend a hand,)

There are many who are crushed beneath their load.

 

Refrain:

Show a little bit of love and kindness,

Never go along with hatred’s blindness,

Take a little time to reach for joy, and wear a happy face;

Sing a little bit with the days are dreary,

Give a little help to a friend who’s weary—

That’s the way to make the world a happy place.

 

Be a light, (be a light,) show the way, (show the way,)

Be a light within the night for those who stray;

Speak a word, (speak a word,) loving word, (loving word,)

That will bring them back to walk the narrow way.

 

Refrain:

Show a little bit of love and kindness,

Never go along with hatred’s blindness,

Take a little time to reach for joy, and wear a happy face;

Sing a little bit with the days are dreary,

Give a little help to a friend who’s weary—

That’s the way to make the world a happy place.

 

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