Devotion of the Day

“Get” or “Give”?

Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
Matthew 19:27.

Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
Acts 3:6.

A lot of water had run under the bridge in Peter’s experience between these verses. Too many disciples are out for what they can get instead of what they can give. “What do I get out of church, what is there in the Christian life for me?” Church members too often expect service and never think of giving it.

Peter had no money to offer but he performed a miracle. The church today no longer says, “Silver and gold have I none,” but neither can she say, “Rise and walk.” Men, money, movements, there are aplenty but few miracles. And there will be none until the Getters become Givers.

Have you moved from “What do I get?” to “What can I give?”

The daily devotions are from Day by Day by Vance Havner. Fleming H. Revell Company, 1953.

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