A Donor

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Definition : A donor, in general, is a person which donates something voluntarily.

To coin a phrase: The hand that gives is above the hand that receives. And it's better to give than to receive.

The donor is the one who knows the importance of giving, of sowing in the life of other people. For he knows at the suitable time, he'd eat the fruits of his seed (He'll reap what he sowed.).

And God's word encourages us in this sense:

1 Ship your grain across the sea; after many days you may receive a return.
2 Invest in seven ventures, yes, in eight; you do not know what disaster may come upon the land.

Everyone in this life has his concerns and things which he'd like to get solved. For as long as we'll be on earth, problems will come.

But a wise man knows that at the right time, he must sow in the life of people. Chiefly in God's things in order to attract God's mercy on him like Cornelius.

Cornelius got the Divine visitation not only because of his prayers, but also because he was a donor. Chiefly for the things of God's kingdom.

Acts :10
3 One day at about three in the afternoon he had a vision.   He distinctly saw an angel of God, who came to him and said, “Cornelius!” 4 Cornelius stared at him in fear.  What is it, Lord?” he asked.  The angel answered, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God".

In this life, it is true that we sometimes meet people who are not grateful for the acts of generosity that we make towards them, and who give us back the monkey currency. As a human being, we can become reluctant to give or to do good. However, we should know that if we look only at men, we couldn't be donors. We should look at God our Father, He who said: It's mine to avenge; I will repay (Deuteronomy 32:35; Romans 12:19) and "will repay each person according to what they have done”. (Romans 2:6).

And if one person wasn't grateful, some others will be, like with Tabitha “Dorcas.”

People that Dorcas had done good, returned her services after her death by looking for Peter and by showing to Peter what she had done for them when she was alive. And that attracted the anointing upon God's servant who had something to show to God when he interceded so that Tabitha “Dorcas” raises from the dead. Acts 9:36-42.

It's true that we aren't saved by the works (Ephesians 2:9), but it is by grace we have been saved, through faith—and this is not from ourselves, it is the gift of God (Ephesians 2:8).

So, He who is saved will produce fruit worthy of repentance. For Tabitha and Cornelius, their works have spoken for them and attracted God's mercy upon them.

The widow of Zarephath had survived at the dryness, because she was a donor. She had sowed in the life of God's servant Elijah. Without this act of generosity, she'll certainly die with her child and her story wouldn't have been written in the Bible. 1 Kings 17:10...

The shunammite got a child because of her generosity to the man of God (Elisha). She was a donor and had opened her heart. 2 Kings 4:8.

The Bible says:
9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

And because the shunammite and the widow of Zarephath didn't stop their acts of generosity, God had used Elijah for the widow and Elisha for the Shunnamite for raising their children from the dead.

Maybe if they had stopped their acts of generosity, the story would be ended with these deaths.

Jonathan was a donor and a friend to David. Once David became king, he reminded all the good Jonathan had done him and looked for Saul descendants in the person of Mephibosheth. 2 Samuel 9

The greatest sacrifice, it's given his life for others. And Jesus Christ had done it. He gave His life in order that we can share in with Him in God's glory. Jesus Christ, the greatest donor. He gave his own life in order that we be saved.

The good pays sooner or later.

17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

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