Good Gifts (Good Things)

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him– Matthew 7:11? Matthew 7:11 commences with If ye then, being evil; this simply means ‘having the potential of being evil,’ and does not mean that all people are evil, plus Jesus was teaching his disciples, i.e., good people. Although people have the potential of being evil, we normally give good gifts to our children; however, God is never evil, in fact: God is even kind unto the unthankful and to the evil- Luke 6:35 (also see Jeremiah 29:11 and James 1:13), and He will only give good things to us. Giving comes and is offered in many forms, from sharing our talents with others, our resources, our time, and sometimes from our finances. We are never instructed or commanded in the Church Epistles simply to give mindlessly despite our own feelings or apprehensions about giving. Giving needs to be freely offered from the heart and in the love of God in order to receive the full spiritual benefit. When we share without restraints, demands, or coercion, then the spiritual blessings will return many-fold because your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him!“ ~LMJ~