Seed for the Sower

“He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.” (2 Corinthians 9:10)

God’s desire is that we prosper and be in good health, even as our souls prosper (3 John 1:2). When God blesses us, he does not add any sorrow along with his blessings (Proverbs 10:22). There are spiritual laws governing prosperity, which includes the act of giving and receiving. “give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:38).

This is also connected to the concept of sowing and reaping. “Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap” (Galatians 6:7). Being stingy, selfish and self-seeking will not put us in a position to receive from God. It is good to have a budget and to manage our resources well. That being said, we have to look for opportunities to be a blessing to others. Remember that it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).

This is what the bible teaches, but we can also consider this in natural terms. No one wants to continue to give to someone who never seems willing to give. People who are always expecting to receive from others, without a willingness to give are often viewed as being opportunistic. Most people appreciate relationships, where people learn to reciprocate and are willing to give and take.

We are generally mindful that people should be willing to give in as much as they are willing to receive. God will also give to us if he can trust us to give to others. God will bless those who he can trust to share and who can see the needs of others and offer support. God won’t continue to increase our store and provision to keep it for ourselves. He blesses us so that we can be a blessing. “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians‬ ‭4:19‬).

A.P.-Y.

7 thoughts on “Seed for the Sower

  1. The means in our possession may not seem to be sufficient for the work; but if we will move forward in faith, believing in the all-sufficient power of God, abundant resources will open before us. If the work be of God, He Himself will provide the means for its accomplishment. He will reward honest, simple reliance upon Him. The little that is wisely and economically used in the service of the Lord of heaven will increase in the very act of imparting. In the hand of Christ the small supply of food remained undiminished until the famished multitude were satisfied. If we go to the Source of all strength, with our hands of faith outstretched to receive, we shall be sustained in our work, even under the most forbidding circumstances, and shall be enabled to give to others the bread of life. DA 371.1

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