Blood Continues

Proverbs 11:24 (KJV)
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

There is, by implication a certain withholding that is meet or appropriate. The Bible does not teach us to scatter indiscriminately or without some forethought.

The word “meet” comes from a combination of ancient Hebrew words meaning something like “blood continues”. It is the concept of what is necessary to preserve and further the kind. Other meanings are:

  • What belongs to someone
  • A set amount
  • A part of

That tells me that what we give is:

  • Part of what we have
  • A set or budgeted amount
  • Appropriate without sacrificing the family’s needs

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Marvin McKenzie

Marvin McKenzie


Pastor, self published Amazon Author, avid student of the Bible. teacher of the Word of God in college level . Daily visit with God