Here's a phrase we hope you'll consider this week: give and take. We think of it as something that benefits all parties involved. Making mutual concessions. Something fair for everyone. But sometimes we can feel like we're on the short end of the stick; doing most of the giving or having more than a fair share taken from us.
Depending on the translation of the Bible you use, you can find more than 200 verses that contain both words, give and take. Some are comforting, and others can be pretty frightening. One thing you can always count on, though; if God is involved, we never get the short end of the stick.
And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will wake away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart. Ezekiel 11:19, NLT