Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Sow Bountifully

“...for in a severe test of affliction, the abundance of their joy and their profound poverty overflowed in a wealth of generosity.” 2 Corinthians 8:2

God’s ways are so opposite to the world’s ways that His economy is also opposite. Although He owns everything in this world and out of it, He became poor for our sake, so that by His poverty, we become rich. In 2 Corinthians chapter 8, Paul is telling us that something supernatural occurred in the churches in Macedonia. Although the Christians there were living in the midst of much trouble and hard times, they were very generous, abounding in their giving to the work of God. 

I am sure we feel that we live in troubled and challenging times. What is God’s solution? That we look for ways to be a blessing to others, to be more generous with what we have. “Give whatever you can according to what you have. If you are really eager to give, it isn’t important how much you are able to give. God wants you to give what you have, not what you don’t have.” (2 Cor 8:11-12)

“He who sows sparingly will reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will reap bountifully.” (2 Cor. 9:6) God’s promise is that He will generously provide for all we need and we will have plenty left over to share with others. (2 Cor. 9:8) Let us stand on this promise, believe it and claim it. God’s promises are worth more than gold in the Central Bank. 

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