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The Journey - July 5, 2012

  • 2012 Jul 05
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The Journey with Ron Moore

The Generosity of God | 2 Corinthians 9:6 | Devotional

2 Corinthians 9:6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

My brother-in-law was a wheat farmer. In the summer, he and his brothers would plow acres of ground outside our little Oklahoma town, and in the fall, they would plant wheat. There is a basic principle to this procedure: The more seeds that are scattered in the fall, the more wheat would grow in the spring.

The Apostle Paul used this agricultural analogy to make a spiritual point. When we live stingy lives, we will get a stingy return. When we live generously, we will reap generously. This principle is not unique to Paul. The proverbs say that a generous person will be blessed. “…He who refreshes others will himself by refreshed” (Proverbs 11:25, 22:19). Jesus said, “Give, and it will be given to you…. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Luke 6:38).

So, the question for today is fairly straightforward. When it comes to all that God has given you, are you stingy or generous? The answer to that question will be evident at harvest time.

Father, our giving is based in trusting you. Help us to trust you more deeply so that we can give more generously. In Jesus name. Amen.

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