Acts Of Love Are Rewarding

Acts Of Love Are Rewarding

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Most of us are familiar with the warm feeling of receiving a gift, but it’s been shown that we actually get more emotional benefits from gift exchanges when we’re the giver. After all, it’s a theory that goes back to biblical times. New research, however, took this concept a step further and finds that doing compassionate acts specifically for a spouse elicits a rewarding feeling — even if they don’t know you’re doing it. [reference article below]

Goes back to “Biblical times” the fact giving is the way to go.

Goes back to “Biblical times” the fact giving is the way to go but the catch is self.

Goes back to “Biblical times” the fact giving is the way to go but the catch is self knows it is giving.

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”   (Acts 20:35)

Lesson: “It is more blessed to give than to receive” for those who are picking up their cross and following Jesus. Otherwise the act of giving becomes an act of giving to get. Selfishness cannot really know the blessing of giving because it is, in reality, only taking. Jesus, by way of the cross in your life, is the only thing that can deliver you from self-centeredness, or self-awareness in the act of giving to others. Desire God? Desire to be delivered from selfishness by God’s power that will cause you to suffer against your sin unto life?

I know this power.

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,  (Matthew 6:3)

Bonus: How to become a person of Truth: “He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.” (John 7:18)

____________________________________________________________ ~ opinion unto righteousness ~ timothy williams
Friday, March 3, 2017

Article Reference

(—They determined that donors benefit from the compassionate acts whether or not anyone knows about it. What’s more, researchers say the donors benefit 45 percent more than their loved ones on the receiving end. The effect was equally strong for both men and women.

Reis says simply showing compassion for a loved one is enough of a reward for a spouse.

“Clearly, a recipient needs to notice a compassionate act in order to emotionally benefit from it. But recognition is much less a factor for the donor,” he explains.

Reis has already planned a follow-up study that will continue on this topic, but will look at how people feel about spending money on others.