Electronic Book: Scroogenomics by Joel Waldfogel
Three economic reasons for gift giving in book
1.Re-distribution ” The mantra of Robin Hood” take from the have to have nots.
The wealth of the wicked is stored up for the just. Proverbs 13:22.
Two fish five loaves. Mark 6:41
2. Paternalism “Recalling of how parents act with children” No confidence you can chose for yourself
Joseph’s father gives the coat to him. Genesis 37:3
Put that hat on, did you eat breakfast?
God gives you things you would not have chosen for yourself, that you do not know how to ask for.
3. Altruism How love ones respond to one another. Gift given with confidence that you respect the gift as well as the giver.
Don’t forget the One who gave you the gift.
God will give gifts based on maturity. When I bless you in this area you will be able to handle that level of favor in your life.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
What gifts would other Christian’s give you if they had the ability.