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Cautions Against Disobedience – Deuteronomy 6:12 – 6:25

God Has The Bigger Shovel

The story is told of a good farmer who loved the Lord and believed in stewardship. He was generous indeed, and was asked by his friends why he gave so much and yet remained so prosperous. “We cannot understand you,” his friends said. “Why, you seem to give more than the rest of us, and yet you always seem to have greater prosperity.” “Oh,” said the farmer, “that is easy to explain. You see, I keep shoveling into God’s bin, and God keeps shoveling more and more into mine, and God has the bigger shovel.” (Herbert Lockyer).