<< Daily Hope with Rick Warren

If You Sow Generosity, You Will Reap Generosity - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - November 8, 2019

  • 2019 Nov 08

If You Sow Generosity, You Will Reap Generosity
By Rick Warren

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:6-7 NIV).

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 9:6-7, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver” (NIV).

The principle of sowing and reaping applies to every area of life, not just your finances. Whatever you sow in life, you’re going to reap. Whatever you deposit is going to be returned to you. If you sow criticism in life, you are going to reap criticism from other people. If you sow kindness, you’re going to reap kindness. It’s the law of the harvest. If you plant apple seeds, you don’t get pears; you get apples. If you sow with generosity, you will reap generosity.

This is the principle of the harvest: Whenever you have a need, plant a seed. When a farmer looks at his barren fields, he doesn’t gripe about it. He just goes out and starts planting some seed. If he only has a little bit of seed, he has a choice. He can either hoard it or give it away. If he holds on to it, that’s all he’s got. If he gives it away, God will multiply it. The amazing thing is this: You don’t just reap what you sow. You always reap more than you sow!

God set it up this way because he wants you to become like him. God is a giver. The only way that you’re ever going to become like him is to learn to be generous. When you’re stingy, you’re like the Devil. When you’re generous, you’re like God. When you give it away, God multiplies it.

This sounds illogical—to give away when you have a need so that you will get more back. But that’s why it requires faith! God says the way you get is by giving, not by holding on.

PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick >>

For more Daily Hope with Rick Warren, please visit pastorrick.com!


Take your soul on a special journey — and experience renewed hope this year.

Join Pastor Rick Warren in tracing Jesus’ path through Jerusalem on the way to Calvary, with his compelling book, Journey with Jesus.

 

This deluxe gift edition 12” x 9” book has a soft leather-like cover and 148 weighted high-gloss pages.

 

You’ll see the story of Jesus come to life through gorgeous custom mosaic artwork and beautiful photos and you’ll learn the fascinating biblical and historical insights related to each stop Jesus made along the way. This inspirational book opens the door to worship Jesus and also serves as a practical tool to share the certain hope of Jesus with others.

 

Request Journey with Jesus when you give to Daily Hope today to help others discover the certain hope of Jesus Christ. It’s our thanks for your generous partnership.

 

*The USA IRS code permits you to deduct the amount of your financial gift to Daily Hope that exceeds the fair market value of materials you received from Daily Hope.

This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

You can listen to Rick Warren on OnePlace.com.




More Daily Hope with Rick Warren Articles

Follow Crosswalk.com