I'm reading a book, The Rest of God: Restoring Your Soul by Restoring Sabbath, by Mark Buchanan. (BTW, I'm finding it to be insightful -- seeing an intepretation of the Sabbath from a different perspective.)
In this book, on p. 83, Buchanan quotes Proverbs 11:24 from The Message, by Eugene Peterson:
24 The world of the generous gets larger and larger;Now this is usually quoted and understood in terms of money and possessions. But Buchanan raises the question: Does it apply to our time also? He suggests that indeed it does. The more time we choose to give away (to God, to others), the more time we will actually find. In terms of normal space-time continuum, this sounds impossible, but maybe something miraculous happens when we choose to give God all of our time and let him direct our daily appointments.
the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller.
What do you think?