Does the act of Giving Create Wealth?

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The Wealth can be yours when you work to acquire it.
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The Bible discusses Giving and acquiring Wealth.
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Giving, Taking, and Balance

One rule of nature says the act of giving must take place before any receiving can be expected. Imagine a farmer who expects to receive a harvest without planting any seed. Imagine a businessman who expects to earn a million dollars without first investing his money.

Being first to give of yourself has its benefits too. If a farmer is the first to plant his seeds upon fertile soil, the crops conserve his resources.

Giving and Receiving is not a Certainty

We must all realize that the act of giving will not always result in the anticipated reward. Some unforeseen event may interfere. A farmer plants his seed with the hope that the weather will help create a good harvest, but he understands he has no assurance this will happen.

Many individuals believe giving is an act that expects no reward, but the laws of nature and God give no indication of this. Instead they advise the observer to sow, reap, plant, harvest and anticipate a cause-and-effect relationship.

Are we Born to be Givers?

Each of us was born into the laws of nature and is invited to take part in this great adventure. We can sit under a tree and allow others to take care of us or we can begin our involvement with nature and the human struggle. We are all obviously born to be a part of this great struggle. Our involvement with the forces of life are directly related to our quality of life. We were all born to be givers to our fellow mankind.

This involvement will conserve the Earth's resources. This conversation is the pathway to humankind's wealth. It is the pathway to individual wealth.

Give to receive. The greater your giving, the greater will be the wealth that returns to you. You were born to be rich .

To give away your rights is foolishness and invites disaster. I don't know of any sane person who would toil at his job all week and then flush his paycheck down the toilet.

Be Selective With Your Giving

Rather than pray for a lucky number with your gift to the state lottery, you should work diligently for your rewards. Give to an enterprise that has meaning for you and will produce a harvest in the near future. Expect that harvest to be plentiful, since you very likely planted your best seeds, gave the crop loving care and nurtured it through many a blight and storm.

It is your right to reap the harvest.

The Bible says the harvest is yours to reap. Nature too has given every indication that engaging in meaningful activity will result in a golden harvest.

Mankind is expected to sow seeds wherever he chooses upon this Earth and to benefit from his efforts. Every society since the beginning of time has recognized this important balance and has created a tradition that allows every man to reap his own harvest. The greatest sin of all is not to plant any seeds.

You now understand that, for the most part, giving is not a random activity but is one of mankind's greatest endeavors. He has utilized this great law of nature to reap many benefits for himself. When you plant a seed, you are changing the world and are entitled to the rewards for that effort.

Instead of asking, "What's in it for me?" you'll ask, "What can I do for humankind?" Your fellow man has the wealth and is willing to share it with you when you can show him how to live a better life.

This article taken from Born to be Rich


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Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

We are told that what we "Sow" can return to us 10,20,30, fold therefore giving is always to our benefit.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Thank you Dave for the comment. Much appreciated. I had not heard of the 10, 20, 30, ( or probably forgot it)however it makes sense to me. I do know that one can plant a single seed and, given plenty of time, a forest will eventually blossom.


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I think we must share such things as our talents and abilities.It is in the sharing that we are enabled to create more.


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MsDora 5 years ago from The Caribbean

Good article! Just want to stress that the return does not always come from the place where we sow. That is only true for the farmer, but the whole earth is one big farm, where God is concerned.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Thank you dahoglund and MsDora for the kind comments. Always appreciated.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Sharing and giving are always special things we can do. I can't share much financially but I always sign petitions at least I can help in this way.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Hi Gypsy! We all give a best we can. Thank you for your giving of continued comments and support.


Sueswan 5 years ago

Hi RJ

I agree it is important to be selective with our giving.

Everywhere we turn there is someone asking for money. It can be overwhelming.

The act of giving may not create monetary wealth but it will create wealth in the heart and human spirit.

Voted up and awesome.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Very well said, Sue-- Thank you for taking time to make the comment.


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Credence2 5 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

Reynold, when we truly give from the heart without an ulterior motive, blessings will ensue. I may not be today or tomorrow, but it will come back to you more than in full measure. This is one of many spiritual laws, while the cause and effect are not immediate, like gravity, they are still just solid as a table top. Thanks for the well written reminder. Cred2


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

YES--AS SOLID AS A TABLE TOP. Thank you for your input on this.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Voted up Reynold. I love how you compare giving to a harvest in the beginning. Makes sense. You know what you are saying my friend. Very good article. Now going to check out Born to be Rich.


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thelyricwriter 5 years ago from West Virginia

Oh, I knew you was good. Your published. Nice work and congrats. I will have to check it out.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Thank you for the comments, Lyric Writer. I'm glad there was a bit of wisdom there for you.


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Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

Mr. RJ! I really appreciate how you provide great wisdom to those of us that are continuing to learn the ways of this life. This is a great example of sharing and giving! Voted up, up and away!


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Thank you for the UP vote Dex. As to whether this is great wisdom--I couldn't say. I'm bett'n most everyone thinks along this line.


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rdsparrowriter 5 years ago

So true .. great hub :)


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Terri Meredith 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Absolutely wonderful example of the Universal Law of Abundance in action! voted up


reynold jay 5 years ago

Thank you Sparrow and Terri. Your comments are always appreciated.


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jtrader 5 years ago

Encouraging words. We have the opportunity to plant seeds every day.


reynold jay 5 years ago

Thank you to all the above for taking time to make these much appreciated comments.


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frogyfish 5 years ago from Central United States of America

"The greatest sin is to NOT plant any seeds." Never thought of it that way. Well said. It opens many doors of thought.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Yep--ya gotta get off the lily pad and start a plant'n away! Glad you stopped by Frogyfish...


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Enlydia Listener 4 years ago from trailer in the country

I believe in the law of giving, and receiving. Great article...it is good to be reminded.


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Glad that you enjoyed the reminder.


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savanahl 4 years ago

What a great reminder of the laws of nature. For all of us to prosper in life we must first give. Thanks for sharing.


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Yep--something all of us know about.


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

Giving is a state of mind. Giving money,time,or of yourself...it all comes back. Boomerang. This gesture from the heart attracts power and goodwill.

Who started it? Oh, was it in the bible? Giving a tenth of your money, or peaches from the orchard, it all comes back.


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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

I love this article. Thank you so much!


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Reynold Jay 4 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan Author

Hi Angela, I' take a peak and one of your HUBs. Thanks for stopping by.

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