Hebrews 13:16 tells us to do good, to share with others. Many people share, the question is how do you share? Do you share gladly? Or do you share because the Bible tells you that you should? There have been times in my life, when I shared because it was the right thing to do. My heart really wasn’t in sharing or giving.
One time really sticks out in my head, it is silly, but it really happened. My son was about 4 months old, already eating soft solid foods. I had feed him, made a meal and sat down to eat. He wanted me to share my food with him. I was rather irritated. I shared, but my heart wasn’t in it. My thoughts were something like this: “Am I ever going to eat a meal by myself again?” It is a thought many young mothers feel.
What do we do when someone asks can I borrow? especially if it is the person that never returns anything? We are supposed to share. I really think it depends on what you can afford to replace if you aren’t expecting to get it back. There is a point when it is okay to say no but Jesus said that we are supposed to give to the one who borrows:
Matthew 5: 40-42: 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.
Why are we supposed to give like this? Not because Jesus says, but because we love Jesus. Because we love Jesus, we want to share His love with others. This is just one way we share Jesus.