GETTING ONE’S SHARE

(The word “portion” in Scripture)

·       What are some things you’d like to have your share of?

·       Why are people concerned about “getting their share”?

·       The Lord cares that you get your share.  How do we know this?

 

The word “portion” refers to an allotment or a share.  The word appears several times in Scripture and shows how various people get their share.

A PORTION FOR THE LORD

Deuteronomy 32:9 - For the Lord's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

Psalm 23:1, Psalm 100:3, John 10:27-28, Galatians 3:26

A DOUBLE PORTION FOR SERVICE

2 Kings 2:9 - And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

Acts 1:8, Galatians 5:16, Ephesians 5:18-21, Ephesians 6:18

A PORTION FOR MINISTERS

2 Chronicles 31:4 - Moreover he commanded the people that dwelt in Jerusalem to give the portion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of the Lord.

Luke 10:7, 1 Timothy 5:17-18, 1 Corinthians 9:13-14

A PORTION FROM MINISTERS

Luke 12:42-44 - And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? [43] Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. [44] Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.

2 Timothy 4:2, 1 Peter 5:2

A PORTION FOR THE WICKED

Psalm 11:6 - Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Psalm 1:6, Psalm 9:17

A PORTION FOR ME

Psalm 16:5 - The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

 

Psalm 73:26 - My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

   

Psalm 119:57 - Thou art my portion, O Lord: I have said that I would keep thy words.

 

Psalm 142:5 - I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.

A PORTION FOR JESUS

Isaiah 53:10-12 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. [11] He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. [12] Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

A PORTION OF HOPE

Lamentations 3:24 - The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

A PORTION FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS

Daniel 1:8 - But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

1 Corinthians 10:31, Romans 14:17

 

 

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