A few examples will illustrate my point. Do to others as you would have them do to you. But the instruction to “give to every man that asks” does not mean to give the person asking everything he asks for, nor does it require one to give something every time he is asked. It's a breathtaking command, isn't it? God could be using that opportunity to raise our awareness to a need He wants us to meet. Give To Everyone Who Asks You . – Galatians 6:2 (NKJV) To bear a burden means to take away or carry off the weight someone else is experiencing. I appreciate the time people take to leave a comment here, so I think they deserve my time for a response. Give to everyone who begs from you, and do not refuse anyone who wants to borrow from you.Matthew 5:42. He taught us to give to the poor & needy – even if they are our enemies. This isn’t so bad. If the person refuses, I’m not sure what else we can do. Here are 10 signs you’re trying too hard to please everyone: 1. save. We must still be ready to part with what we have to help the poor and needy, but we should be even more willing to be a loving neighbor to them as well. Answer: Luke 6:30, 35-36 tells us to "give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back." I think both of those could be factors, but it could also be general unawareness or possibly stigmas associated with such services (in certain cases). When someone strikes you on [your] right cheek, turn the other one to him as well. Give to Everyone Who Asks of You For two years immediately after finishing college, I served in an AmeriCorps program with a group of 100+ other young adults. Give to everyone who asks you, and don’t ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again. Did He give them what they asked for? To give $20, or to give 2 hours? KJV Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again. The Old Testament clearly lays out that even under the Law Jews were to give to the poor & needy, the orphans, the widows, and strangers (foreigners in the land). You ask whether a Christian must literally follow the Lord’s command “to give to all who ask.” Here we must move beyond specific situations to general patterns of behavior. I’ve also read that many people who have been homeless for quite some time come to prefer it that way – even making it a conscious choice. I’m not completely comfortable applying it to giving, but I do see how the implications could be similar. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. So I am trying to make it a rule for myself; that if anyone asks me for money, I will simply ask why the money is needed and then I can make a decision if I should feed their need. I believe He wants us to touch those who are NOT favourably disposed to us because they would, quite naturally, not expect us to respond favourably to them. I have left my cell phone and wallet in the car on more than one occasion and he has brought them to me as soon as he found them. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. Its God. Then, when we’re presented with a need we’ll have a good idea of the best way to meet it. It just might be that the help they need is not what they ask for or what we really want to give. That’s the reason God wants us to be discerning. Compassion doesn’t blindly throw money at those who ask. A simple “Great!” tossed over your shoulder while watching Sports Center isn’t good enough. Should you? Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have… 1 Peter 3:15 This entry was posted on April 1, 2008, in Jesus , Oswald Chambers . Jesus said, “Give to everyone who asks of you. This One Word by Aristotle Will Give Meaning and Purpose to Your Life ... then there's a meaning and a purpose for you because you are in a universe with purpose in motion to an end result. This is a verse that pops into my head often, but is seldom a welcome addition to whatever I am thinking at the time. Now we need to be clear about what hope does and does not mean. It’s important to realize that Jesus was surrounded by suffering, yet he didn’t alleviate all of it. “To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. Typical Jesus. share. Missing Jesus Parenting Your Mistakes Archive: 1/2014 2/2014 3/2014 4/2014 5/2014 6/2014 7/2014 8/2014 9/2014 10/2014 11/2014 12/2014 1/2015 2/2015 3/2015 There is also a Q&A focused on masks and children. If you have worked out you need an hour to yourself each day to recuperate, then if someone asks you to commit to something that would eat into that essential you-time, you can politely but firmly say “I’m sorry, but that’s my only time in the day to recharge, I’m sure you understand.” 4. Next time you see someone begging, remember, it is not a nice suggestion to help them out, it is a mandate. In the famous sermon on the mount Jesus teaches us that we are to give to everyone who asks of us. I read Luke 6:30. My reward will still come, because it comes from GOD and not from man! To put it another way, by giving to the poor, especially to one person, we activate our God-given power to reflect God’s own generous love in the world. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. I think you’re right about the context of giving to our enemies and the power that comes from such an action. Compassion and mercy are trademarks of God’s love. This is a verse that pops into my head often, but is seldom a welcome addition to whatever I am thinking at the time. Secure your perimeter. English, Arabic (العربية), French (Français), Hindi (हिन्दी), “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall…, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). Which is more compassionate? If Christ indeed meant we should give to everyone, then this teaching would in some way conflict with Proverbs 6:1-3. Both accounts dwelt on our enemies and on those who may have spitefully used us – generally those who are NOT favourably disposed to us. Then seek God in prayer for wisdom and discernment. Now, In order to discern accurately at all times, according to the word of God, we need to have our (spiritual) senses exercised. After reading your response, I went back to study more closely what He taught about giving in Luke 6:30 and the Spirit revealed to me that Christ was actually referring to our enemies! I’m not sure how you think that teaching would go against Proverbs 6:1-3. 1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say: “‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Note: “Ask” can also be translated as “beg” and it often is translated that way. 88% Upvoted. However, there may be times when it is not wise to give exactly what someone requests. As a curiosity, there was a phrase or concept in the 90s, the person is "tasking" you. 8 Everyone who asks receives; everyone who searches finds; everyone who knocks will have the door opened. By blindly giving to those who are not in need we steal from those who truly need help. The problem isn’t you. asked but if the only answer option is ask or asks... asks is more correct i guess |In the first conditional, we use the present tense, and "someone" uses the first person singular - so "If someone asks me the time, I will tell him"|"Someone asks me" is present tense. When saying “No” I think we should ask ourselves, “Am I saying no to this request because I’m attached to what they’re asking me to give?” New Living Translation Give what you have to anyone who asks you for it; and when things are taken away from you, don't try to get them back. While many charities are indeed doing great work to alleviate the suffering of the poor and the injustice of the oppressed, we must not feel guilty for refusing to support some charities and not others. Well, I think you certainly did the right thing based on what you told me. We can give our time by becoming the person’s friend, meeting their needs directly (taking them to eat, getting them a place to stay, etc. If anyone at all asks, you are required to give. (see upcoming show time) YesNo. Neither should we ignore requests from charities or organizations. I believe the idea here is to make a mark and to shine as true light of the world. However, Jesus also told us to give even to our enemies (whom many might consider dogs or swine), so we should be cautious in using these verses in that way. Typical Jesus. Give to EVERYONE who asks of you God in the Preparations How I was Called I'm not going on the World Race! We are to give even more than they ask of us. "Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back. Sort by. I think it’s wise for us to be aware of what services are available in our communities. 41 Should anyone press you into service for one mile, * go with him for two miles. While there are dishonest people out there panhandling and begging for money, we must be very cautious about refusing to give based on this idea. But we must not trade feelings of righteousness and being good with our responsibility to carefully handle what God has given us. desire 17 Bookmark the permalink . I’ve always felt as if God does not expect us to figure out whether someone is lying to us or not. Ultimately, I think Jesus intended that we do so without qualification, even more so when one reads that verse in context. It's a breathtaking command, isn't it? In both cases Jesus is talking about resisting an evil person and adhering to Roman law. Luke 6:30-36 New International Version (NIV). Luke 6:30-36 New International Version (NIV) 30 Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Should we give to the rich? Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise. Someone I do some extra work for had deposited $1000 into my bank account. We should be looking at how we can truly alleviate the suffering and bring restoration – get to the root of the problem. u 32 For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? I think simply asking them a question like, “What do you need the money for?” would be a valid question to ask. Give us each day our daily bread. Thanks again for taking the time to share your thoughts! Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. - Luke 6:30 In this teaching, Jesus presents two sides of a proverbial coin, and at first glance one side seems more difficult to accept than the other. I always took the verses about dogs and swine to refer to reproof and correction given the context of the previous verses. I appreciate the time you put into your comment, Awele. 4:28). Do to others as you would have them do to you.”. In doing so he will be following Jesus’ example who left heaven to come suffer and die to save humanity (John 6:38). My feeling is that Jesus is describing a life where you do not hold on so tightly to “your” things and “your” rights but are willing to lay those down – either to help someone or to be a witness to them that you are secure in God. Answer: Luke 6:30, 35-36 tells us to "give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back." 9 Is there anyone among you who would hand his son a stone when he asked for bread? Luke 6:30 (WEB) He’s a bit of a vagabond. In doing so, I had the impression that most people that asked for money would use it to fuel their addictions. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. Matthew 5:42 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Matthew 5:42, NIV: "Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you." I don’t think Jesus is talking here about just giving someone everything they always ask for. And in Luke 6:30, Jesus tells us to give to everyone who asks: Give to everyone who asks you, and don’t ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again. Matthew 5:42, KJV: "Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away." What does the Bible mean when it says we are to fear God. When you consider Matthew’s account, you would discover that the thrust and context is consistent with Luke’s. However, it is often easy to separate the honest from the liars. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Kevin. He said GIVE, so I give, because if they are lying or if they are going to abuse the money, its not me they have to answer to. He is an alcoholic and I’ve been told that he is on drugs. About the Author. Get our latest answers straight to your inbox when you subscribe here. Give to him who asks you, and don’t turn away him who desires to borrow from you. 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