Seeds and Bread
But this I say: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written:
“He has dispersed abroad, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”
Now may he who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God. 2 Corinthians 9:6-12 NKJV
God supplies seed to plant and bread to eat. It’s important to know the difference.
It’s also important to understand something about your seed, your soil, the amount of moisture needed, and the length of the growing season.
Did you know that everyone has some kind of seed to sow? Absolutely. Everyone has something they can sow into someone else’s life and/or ministry. It may not seem like very much, but everything sown generously has the prospect of producing a fruitful harvest…
…The seed in your hand represents your future. The bread on your plate testifies God has blessed you with what you need for the day. Hoard the seed and you’ll have no future. Plant the bread and, again, your future will be bleak and your present strength will fail.
God gives us the power to get wealth (Deuteronomy 8:18), to help establish his kingdom and declare his covenantal love and provision to those who will listen and respond to his call. The wealth is divided into bread and seed. Again, bread helps cover the day’s needs. The seed is preparation for the future.
–Excerpts from my new eBook “Generosity – the Life Giving Power of Doing Good to Others”.
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