StudyFinds: Joy From Giving Lasts
“According to two new studies conducted by researchers with the University of Chicago and Northwestern University, giving to others rather than to ourselves makes us happier.”[Joy From Giving Lasts Much Longer Than Joy From Getting, Study Shows]
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…it is more blessed to give than to receive.
Chicago Booth School of Business, or, Jesus
God is correct once again.
In all this I have given you an example that by such work we must support the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus, for he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ (Acts 20:35)
Mankind, which includes women for you spiritually illiterate reading this, is created in the image of God. God who is love has demonstrated that one of love’s joy is found in the giving rather than receiving.
Those walking in God’s merciful grace know exactly what I am talking about as such are overwhelmed by God’s lavish gift giving. As the Good Book puts it, In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding, Ephesians 1:7-8
The Chicago Booth School of Business will use this discovery to manipulate you to buy consumer goods, but such is a blaspheme towards God’s good character.
- ““If you want to sustain happiness over time, past research tells us that we need to take a break from what we’re currently consuming and experience something new,” says study co-author Ed O’Brien, of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, in a release from the Association for Psychological Science. “Our research reveals that the kind of thing may matter more than assumed: Repeated giving, even in identical ways to identical others, may continue to feel relatively fresh and relatively pleasurable the more that we do it.”” [Joy From Giving Lasts Much Longer Than Joy From Getting, Study Shows]
One reason God requires all true Christians to pick up a cross and follow Jesus is that such sufferings in God have the power to remove any thought of self from the equation.
For giving to have enteral joy attached to it the awareness of self must be gone. The giving must be done in selfless love for it to be Godly love and only God can work selfless love in any man or woman.
The Chicago Booth School of Business1 certainly discovered the fallen spiritual DNA of most individuals but what the Chicago Booth School of Business cannot do is deliver you from the fact you know you are giving only to feel better about yourself.
Selfless love never gives to feel better. Selfish love, which is not love, gives to get.
Cultural Christianity does not have a clue as to what I am discussing.
Indeed, they do not even think it is possible because they have never experienced such selfless love. But it is true, pick up your cross and follow Jesus and God will work His selfless love in you. Follow Cultural Christianity or the Chicago Booth School of Business psychology study, and you shall end up a ball of self-centered goo.
As long as your right-hand knows what you left had is doing, consciously or sub-consciously you are doomed to hell for being a selfish sinner.
But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing that your alms may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will repay you. (Matthew 6:3-4)
Happy are those who as the love from God manifests itself through their lives are so selfless they are not aware of the good their left hand is performing.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. (Romans 12:9)
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“In the first experiment, 96 college student participants were given $5 each day for five days. The students were told to spend the money on exactly the same thing each day. Some of the participants were randomly assigned to spend the money on themselves, while some were assigned to spend the money on others — maybe an online donation to the same charity each day or even cash placed in a tip jar at the same café.
Participants self-reported at the end of each day how they felt about the money they had spent, and how they rated their overall happiness.
The results of the daily spending challenge showed a clear pattern. While participants began with very similar levels of happiness, the students who had spent money on themselves felt decreasingly happy over the five-day period. Conversely, participants who gave their money to someone else, however, continued to feel the same level of joy on the fifth day as they did on the first day.”[Joy From Giving Lasts Much Longer Than Joy From Getting, Study Shows]