Friday, May 13, 2005

How to Reap Generously

But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. (2 Corinthians 9:6 NKJV)

Remember this: he who sows sparingly and grudgingly will also reap sparingly and grudgingly, and he who sows generously [that blessings may come to someone] will also reap generously and with blessings. (2 Corinthians 9:6, The Amplified Bible)
How do you want to reap? A. Sparingly and grudgingly? B. Generously and with blessings?

If you answered with A, hit yourself on the head with a rubber mallet, and when you come to, perhaps you will think differently about it.

Sane and sharp people will answer with B. They want to reap generously and with blessings. That’s what we call a “no-brainer.”

How do you reap generously and with blessings?

The answer is clear and simple: Sow generously and with blessings. For as you sow, that is exactly how you will reap.

And yet, strangely enough, there are people who sow sparingly and grudgingly but expect to reap generously and with blessings. They have not yet believed the truth — it has not yet been settled in their hearts.

Everything is about faith, even our giving. If you truly believe that we will reap bountifully, then that is exactly how you will sow, gladly and willingly — even expectantly.

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