Esther 2:18 Then the king made a great feast unto all his princes and his servants, even Esther’s feast; and he made a release to the provinces, and gave gifts, according to the state of the king.
And gave gifts.
Such as Xenophon reckoneth up, bracelets, chains of gold, garments, horses with rich trappings, dishes from his own table, &c. (Cyropaed. 1. 8).
This was kingly, this was god-like, #Jas 1:5.
(James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.)
His son, Artaxerxes Longimarius, was wont to say, that he had therefore one hand longer than another (μακροχειρ), that he might be readier to give than to receive. Of Cyrus it is said, that he took more content in giving than receiving, Διδους μαλλον η κτωμενος ηδετο (Xenoph.). Of Stephen, king of Hungary, and of Oswald, king of England, that their right hands did not rot off for a long while after they were dead, because oft stretched out in giving gifts, and dealing alms. Continue reading “If you want to work in a charity/ngo”