“But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” (II Cor. 9:6).
“You reap what you sow”, as the saying goes. It’s a biblical truth, no action goes without consequence, good or bad. So it goes with generous giving, those that give generously reap an abundance, but there’s more to this truth. Why you give is far more important than what you give, God desires good stewards that seek to do His will above their own. “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” (II Cor. 9:8).
You’ll notice that the promise of abundance is for the purpose of good works, not selfish enrichment or pleasure. God is our provider, He provides all we need and gives abundantly to those He trusts to be good stewards. Look at the feeding of the five thousand, the disciples walked away with what was sufficient for them, but it was an incredible abundance that flowed through their hands. Yet this increase wasn’t for them to hoard, it was for the good works Christ called them to. So it is with you, the believer.
My family has never gone without, because God has always provided all we need, but it’s through our obedience to His call to tithe and give generously that we see the blessing of sufficiency in our lives and the abundance to give generously where He calls us to give. As you give generously, so you will reap generously, IF your heart is aligned with His.
“You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.”
James 4:3 #CalledtoBattle