2 Corinthians 9:6-8 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
In today’s economy it is hard to understand the idea of, “If I give away some of my money, I will be better off.” This idea just seems to go against the grain of everything we have learned about economics. Like “saving for a rainy day” or “a penny saved is a penny earned.” However, let’s just look at it for a second shall we.
This Corinthian church was giving to another group of people who they did not even know. Setting aside money for others, they had never met. Some might call this tossing money into the wind. However, God has said he would supply for our needs through men. We read in Luke 6:38 where God says, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Therefore, for God to keep His Word, people must also give. However, where do people get the money to give in the first place? It comes through other people in gifts, or a job given to you! So, who encourages these people to give or not to give to you? The answer is God does through the Holy Spirit. If you are a giver, then God has no problem wanting people to bless your life. If you are a scrooge, you only get the little bits you can scrape together. Isn’t it funny how some people seem to get more and more blessing from God, while others just get by? OK, so it is not funny. Truly, it is somewhat sad. It is sad many people have not learned the joy of giving to God and watching Him bless them in so many different ways. It is still Economics 101. In order to gain you must invest. So where are you investing?
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:” Your God is truly able to supply all your needs, if you will gladly give your all to Him.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Job 15-17 / Psalm 103 / Proverbs 29 / 2 Corinthians 8, 9
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Jer. 7-9 / 1 Tim. 2-3
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director