Sometimes when we receive something nice, our first thought might be to selfishly keep it all for ourselves. But God is not pleased with this attitude.

Hebrews (13:16) says, “But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.”

In Luke (3:11), we read, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.”

There are many beautiful examples of sharing in the Bible. In Acts (4:32-35), the early Christians all joyfully shared their belongings with each other. Everyone had enough and no one was left out. 

In the book of John, (6:1-13) we read about how over 5000 people came to hear Jesus speak. By evening, everyone was hungry, but it was too late for so many to go and buy food. A little boy in the crowd shared with Jesus what he had brought with him – just 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. Using the power God gave him, Jesus performed a miracle by turning that small amount into more than enough to share with everyone, and there were even leftovers!

God also wants us to share with people who aren’t so nice to us. In Romans (12:20), the apostle Paul says, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.”

Sharing isn’t just about physical things we can touch. We can also share our time if someone needs our help, or share our love and support if someone is going through a difficult time. We can also share our faith by telling others about God’s love. 

So, why should we share with others? Because it pleases God and shows Him that we appreciate the people in our lives. We also want to copy good examples from the Bible. Do you have something you can share today with someone? It could be your time, a toy, a scripture, or even your favorite snack or dessert. Let’s try to always have a sharing attitude! 

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