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To stand……請客啦!

"Stand" – meaning “in an upright position on the feet” – is a common verb that many English learners are able to use. What’s quite unexpected is its idiomatic use as in:
   To stand someone a drink/a meal, etc. 請客、請吃飯 (to pay for his meal)。
        Ex.例:Paul is very popular among his friends, partly because he takes every opportunity to stand everyone a meal.

Our God is a generous God. He wants His children to treat others generously. In Deuteronomy 15:10-11 we read: “You shall generously give to [your poor brother], and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all your undertakings…. 'You shall freely open your hand to your brother, to your needy and poor in your land.' ”(你必須給他,給他的時候,你不要心裡難受,因為為了這事耶和華你的上帝必在你一切工作上,和你所辦的一切事上,賜福給你。既然在地上必有窮人存在,所以我吩咐你說:『你總要向你地上的困苦和貧窮的兄弟大伸援助手。』)申命記15章10-11節

The wise(智慧) saying of Proverbs 11:25 goes, “The generous man will be prosperous, and he who waters will himself be watered.”(「好施捨的,必得豐富;滋潤的人,必得滋潤」箴言11章25節) Further, Proverbs 22:9 affirms, “He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.”(「眼目慈善的,就必蒙福,因他將食物分給別人。」箴言22章9節)

In this world when almost all others just want to take and take some more, be it money or food or opportunities or advantages, let us practice 1 Timothy 6:18, “… to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share.”(「……在好事上富足,甘心施捨,樂意供給人。」提摩太前書6章18節)

P.Mak