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Favor and Obligation

"Are you giving me a tip?" said the contractor.

"I think you do great work and my Bible tells me it is a blessing for me to bless my brother."

It was the wrong thing to say. 

"No, really; I was told to give you this amount.  I had nothing to do with it.  I wish it came from the goodness of my heart, but it didn't."

And I preserved favor

Numbers 20:8-12 (KJV) 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

9 And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him. 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.


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