Summary: God’s kingdom has different equations. Giving of yourself, your treasure and your talent means you will overflow with plenty.
Acts 20:35 says this “And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Do you remember the children’s book, “Counting Apples” with three cartoon animals balancing apples on their heads? This “pre-math” book for toddlers visually displays more or less apples and sing-song-rhymes. Soon our kids advanced to formal addition, subtraction and beyond. Yet, it was not until I was an adult that I learned “Kingdom Math.” Up to this point, giving apples meant I had less and getting apples meant I had more.
Yet this verse and others showcase a new math, a “Kingdom Math.” Solomon agrees and adds, “Give of the first of all you produce…so that your barns will overflow with plenty.” What an interesting if-then clause. Do you want “better?” Do you want “overflow?” Give some apples and see what the next pages hold in store. This is not just a saying or a simple colloquialism. This is the “Upside-Down Kingdom.” This Kingdom has different equations.
Today, give yourself, your treasure and your talents. Experience Kingdom Math at work.