Love Does 17

Sunday, May 17
Chapter 17: Corner Store Economics
(pg 109)

Quote of the Day:

“Jesus was always talking about a reverse economy. He talked about how if you want to receive, you give. If you want to lead, you follow. That the poor are rich and you only really live for certain things if you are willing to die to them. What I learned from the storekeeper that day, in retrospect, is eerily familiar and shows me that we have more power than we think to make our own rules about life to live out the economy that Jesus put in place.”  – Love Does by Bob Goff, pg 112

Scripture Reference:

Matthew 16:25-26

25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Putting Love into Action:

Be the storekeeper to someone in your life that has a need this week. Find a chance to make a difference, just because. It may not add up, but sometimes following Jesus means doing the math differently. Give a little help or grace or a shiny penny to someone in your path.


Has there been a time or situation in your life where the math didn’t add up? Was there someone that made up a new rule to help you?

Post your comments below for today’s question/discussion. I can’t wait to hear your answers!


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3 thoughts on “Love Does 17

  1. Most recently, I had a friend that gave me an opportunity that really didn’t add up. She is in charge of marketing for a large mall and had shared with me how she is able to use local bloggers to spread the word about events, fashion, etc. The thing is – I’m not a big bad blogger with a huge following. Even the PR company told her that when she sent my info in for review. Still, she allowed me to participate in an event with bloggers that have been blogging for years with thousands of followers. She gave me a chance. I learned from the experience and I was even able to get some great advice from one of those more seasoned bloggers that night. I want to be able to give others opportunities and chances to do things that don’t add up. We all have that ability – even in the small things that may seem insignificant. I want to be that person that even helps out a stranger when I’m presented with the opportunity.


  2. I would say “the math” doesn’t add up for my job. I’m a hard worker and I believe I earn my pay but there are just no reasons that I should have been all given the opportunities that I’ve had on my job. It’s all God. He supplies our every need and then puts icing in the cake when we don’t deserve it.

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