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on: Feb 15, 2014, 03:48 AM
In the King James Version of the Bible the text reads:

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him
that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

The World English Bible translates the passage as:

Give to him who asks you, and don’t turn
away him who desires to borrow from you.

Does this mean that we are supposed to give to whoever asks for something no matter what?
Personally, I use to give to whoever asks for my help (financially). if ever hindi ako makabigay, nakokonsensya ako. pero minsan narealize ko din na hindi din sila nag effort para makaahon sa kahirapan (refering to my brothers and sisters), gusto kung isipin na inaabuso na nila ako, at naramdaman ko din na hindi comfortable c misis sa pagbibigay ko sa kanila.
How should I respond biblically to that? Paano na lang kung yung naipundar kong bahay ang hihingin and then I'm supposed to give it to him.
What exactly does Matthew 5:42 mean to you?

Thank you.



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Reply #1 on: Feb 24, 2014, 09:22 AM
up ko lang nabaon :)


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Reply #2 on: Feb 24, 2014, 10:01 AM
Ang sabi nga kapay hiningi ang iyong panyo, ibigay mo pati ang iyong damit.. Sapagkat mas mahigit na malaga ang tao kaysa ano bang bagay sa lupa..


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Reply #3 on: Feb 24, 2014, 04:13 PM
The same Q & A can be found in this link:

http://www.opc.org/qa.html?question_id=326

Excerpt from the response to the question:

"So Jesus is not establishing an inflexible rule that everyone give until they've been bled dry. This is to miss what Jesus is saying: those who have experienced the grace of God do more than just keep the rules! They live by a new set of values."

"When I am giving and lending, am I really serving the person who is in need? Am I acting in their best interest? I would not really be serving them if I just let them indulge their greed or escape the consequences of irresponsible and unrighteous behavior by giving them what is mine."

We can also apply the same logic whenever we pray and ask our Lord for supplication. Not eveytime the Lord will grant our prayers.  Heck, if our Lord will grant everything we ask then we shouldn't be investing our money for a good future. We just asked our Lord to give us easy billions or get super lucky in Lotto.  Our Lord will never grant everything we ask if what we ask is not really for our betterment.
« Last Edit: Feb 24, 2014, 04:19 PM by apingdaldal »


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Reply #4 on: Sep 22, 2014, 10:40 PM
The same Q & A can be found in this link:

http://www.opc.org/qa.html?question_id=326

Excerpt from the response to the question:

"So Jesus is not establishing an inflexible rule that everyone give until they've been bled dry. This is to miss what Jesus is saying: those who have experienced the grace of God do more than just keep the rules! They live by a new set of values."

"When I am giving and lending, am I really serving the person who is in need? Am I acting in their best interest? I would not really be serving them if I just let them indulge their greed or escape the consequences of irresponsible and unrighteous behavior by giving them what is mine."

We can also apply the same logic whenever we pray and ask our Lord for supplication. Not eveytime the Lord will grant our prayers.  Heck, if our Lord will grant everything we ask then we shouldn't be investing our money for a good future. We just asked our Lord to give us easy billions or get super lucky in Lotto.  Our Lord will never grant everything we ask if what we ask is not really for our betterment.

This apologetics article is really just saying that we have to use our own judgement whether to give or lend money to someone:

1. Am I really serving the person who is in need?
2. Am I acting in their best interest?
3. Is the person asking making a greedy, irresponsible or unrighteous request of me?

All the above factors are what we think about and ask ourselves in order to make a decision whether to give or lend to someone else.


 


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