I’m reading through Matt Perman’s excellent What’s Best Next, and am encountering little gems on every page. His comment on Proverbs 19:17 struck me as particularly beautiful this afternoon.
What we give (especially to the poor) is loaned to the Lord (Prov. 19:17), and the Lord does not default on his “loans.” The Lord pays back everything that is “loaned” to him with great increase and even more abundance (Luke 6:38).
Though I’m only about a third of the way through the book, I can already confidently recommend the book. I should finish it this week, and plan to write up a review shortly thereafter. In the meantime, you can also check out his blog.