The Dynamic of Giving

April 12, 2024
KSAM: The Dynamic of Giving

I often talk and write about Kingdom Dynamics. For some, the concept is easy to understand, but for others it helps to give practical examples so people see how dynamics work. Today I want to illustrate this concept by focusing on the dynamic of giving.

Keep in mind that dynamics are an interactive system of competing forces, whereby an action leads to a prescribed or predetermined outcome. So when we make a choice or take an action, that action carries within it the inertia to arrive at an outcome.

Let's take a look at what Jesus says about giving:

"Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." -Luke 6:38, NLT

Here we see Jesus demonstrating a clear Kingdom Dynamic. The act of giving contains within itself the inertia that will take you to the prescribed outcome of receiving. The Holy Spirit God describes how you will receive and the quantity you will receive. You will receive good measure (that means a lot) pressed down, shaken together, and running over (packed together tightly until very full), with no room for more. We receive from others: “…shall Men give unto your bosom.”  The Holy Spirit God further explains the inertia by saying “with the same measure that you give, that governs how much you will receive.”

Sounds like physics, right? Physics are not religious. They are  relational. They are simple and systematic. So it is with our God and the systems and dynamics He created.