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When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigner, the fatherless and the widow, so that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
Moses sets a plan in place for passive giving for the people of Israel. He said, “If you’re harvesting your field and you see that a single sheaf was missed, leave it for the poor.” This whole chapter is about leaving some for the poor, the widow, the fatherless, and the foreigner. It wasn’t a hard gift God was asking for. It was a passive gift that said, “Don’t Take It All!”
This was how my father and mother raised me as a small child. If someone serves you somehow, leave something behind for them that you won’t really miss. Today I was driving through the coffee shop drive-through window, and I was hoping I had enough for the coffee without having to put the debit card through. I had enough change left over that amounted to a large gratuity. I just gave it all. Because what good was that one dollar’s worth of change going to do me. But maybe it helped the young man working the window today. That’s passive giving. It didn’t cost me much of anything. There are different kinds of giving, and some will really cost you. But if you have this one established principle in your life, giving becomes delightful. It’s simple, “Don’t Take It All!”
This morning, I’m thankful that You are an extravagant giver. That’s who I want to be! But because I have the principle from this passage established in my life, I believe someday I will be an extravagant giver. It all starts with “Don’t Take It All!” Amen
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