Daily Devotionals

November 15th, 2022

“Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.” Deuteronomy 15:10

Who is “them”?

In this passage in Deuteronomy, the author is speaking about “your fellow Israelites” (verse 11).  So… “them” is “us”.

We’re to give generously to each other “ungrudgingly”.  

On a lark I looked up the etymology of the word “grudge” and ironically it can be traced back to an Old French word (and I’m not making this up): “grouchier”.  This variant also reflects “complain, murmur and grumble”.

When we give generously to each other without being a grouch the Lord will bless us.


“God, thank You for Your provision.  Please teach me to bless those around me without being a grouchy giver, and thank You for Your promise of blessing my work.  In Jesus’ name, amen”