Sowing and Reaping
And God said let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have DOMINION over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
And God said, behold, I have GIVEN YOU every herb bearing SEED, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
God gave two gifts to man dominion and seed, and these gifts are meant to provide for us. This is Gods kingdom, this is Gods way of doing things. We take our authority, sow our seed, and reap a harvest. We take dominion over the earth and every foul. We will forever be blessed doing things His way, seedtime and harvest.
2 Corinthians 9 :6
But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
1.To sow means to plant something in the ground, and wait for a harvest. In the spirit, we are constantly putting things into action by what we plant, do, and say, and we will reap a harvest. If we want something good, we should be planting good things. If we sow a little,we will reap a little, this is how gods kingdom works, in the spirit realm,.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Every man according as he purpose in his heart, so let him give, not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.
1. What attitude in our heart pleases God when we give?
2 Corinthians 9:8
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye; always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. 1.After we have sown seeds, and given cheerfully , what is God able to do for us?
2, He is able to make all grace abound toward us, and supply all our needs. Why?
3. So that we in turn, may abound to every good work. We have our needs met, and can then help others with the abundance of overflow.
4.We then abound [excel, abundance,] to every good work for God.
5. Can we see the progression of how God works, and what His principals are here? They are different from the way the world works, biblical economics works the way God has intended. Indeed, nothing else really bears any fruit. 2 Corinthians 9:9
It is as the scriptures say; The godly man gives generously to the poor. His good deeds will be an honor to him forever. For God,who gives seed to the farmer to plant, and later on, good crops to harvest and eat, will give you more and more seed to plant and will make it grow so that you can give away more and more fruit from your harvest.Yes, God will give you much so that you can give away much, and when we take your gifts to those who need them they will break out into thanksgiving and will praise God to your help. So two good things happen as a result of your gifts, those in need are helped, and they overflow with thanks to God.
1.Why can the godly give generously to the poor?
Because we are in covenant with God, and He supplies all our needs to overflow as Christians.
2.What does God giver to the farmer? For what purpose?
He gives seed to us as we disperse the crop to the poor, so we can give more. He does not give seed to those who only use it for themselves, He gives it to the farmer who gives.
3.What is the result of our giving in the lives of those in need? They break out in thanksgiving to God, and realize the gospel is true. They become closer to God as a result. This scripture goes on to say that they will pray for you with fervor for they see the exceeding grace of God in you, so God is glorified, and you are helped even more.
Christians do not give to the poor because they are so holy and good. Christians give because they CAN give, because they are in covenant relationship with God. He has promised to meet all our needs, and beyond that enough to meet the needs of others.
What a plan God has for the faithful farmer. As Christians we are able to give, and when God sees our obedience, He gives more seed. That whatever He has called us to do, may abound that much more. We are able to give as a result of His faithfulness to us, and then He can establish His covenant in the earth, and bring more into the Kingdom.