Tuesday, April 9, 2013
DAY 40: Sell and GIVE!
“Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” - Matthew 19:21
Obviously this scripture wasn’t a universal prescription for everyone with financial resources, but a personal diagnosis for a rich man seeking to enter the kingdom. But we would be missing a wonderful opportunity to DO this scripture and receive the blessing that will come from it.
This will be FUN!
STEP #1 - Look over your personal possessions.
What you are looking for is something of value that you could quickly turn and sell. Maybe a single item or collection of items? Then, decide where you can sell the item or items. There are electronics stores that take used electronics, video games, even Iphones! You might be able to sell them online through Craigslist or the classifieds or you might be able to post something on Facebook or Twitter and let people know you have items for sale!
STEP #2 - Sell them!
You might not be able to do this all today, but start the process! One item is great, multiple items would be even better. The more money you have to give to the poor, the better! Get out there, wheel and deal and SELL SOMETHING!!
STEP #3 - Give to the poor!
After finding something to sell and selling it, you should have some cash! The exact amount isn’t important, only that you have something to bless the poor with. The more the better. You could give the money directly to someone who is truly poor or donate the money to a trusted organization that serves the poor.
Now rejoice! Why? Because...
“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.” - Proverbs 19:17