Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Poor People (Part 29)
Good Credit
If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount.
Luke 6:34 (NASB)
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
Luke 6:38 (NIV)
Those who give to the poor will lack nothing...
Proverbs 28:27 (NIV)
When I was young, my mother told me to establish good credit. Her advice? Get a credit card and always pay my bills promptly. In the world's system of credits and available cash, it worked. If I needed a loan to buy something big, I received approval.

Growing up in Christ, I've learned about a better banking system.* God's advice? Give to the poor and I will always give back to you. His heavenly accounts don't involve gold or platinum plastic. Nor can your identity be stolen or credit be tarnished.

Deposits to disaster-proof savings come from acts of giving. Abundant interest is supernaturally compounded. In our times of greatest need, God releases these assets to us.

Actors, models and talent for Christ: In God's Laws of perfect paradox, in opposition to man's logic, we must give in order to receive.

But smart men know they need to invest, to get educated and prepared, to purchase good options and win big, so aren't men and God thinking alike? No!

Savvy investors think of themselves, and they may gain wealth in the short run. But God's investors think of others. They gain riches that last forever. The key to this eternal windfall? Poor people! Consider their welfare, and God will always consider yours.

To Be Continued...

* Previous AMTC Devotion, Your Treasure Chest:

* Previous AMTC Devotion, Credit:

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Poor People series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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