Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 2 Corinthians 9:6
As we read this passage we see the Apostle Paul is talking about Christians giving of their money generously. Now as soon as we talk about money, emotions begin to rise. People love money, and when they are asked to depart from it, they get pretty defensive. Don’t you think this is probably why God asks you to give?
Do you think God really needs money? No of course not , but its about obedience. Now we know some “churches” have become corrupted and love money a little too much also. Don’t worry God will deal with them eventually, the point is don’t allow money to become such an object where it pains you to depart from it.
Giving is a heart issue, like everything else. We can take this concept about others things besides money. “What You Reap is What You Sow”, if you don’t show any love or mercy towards others, do you expect to get love and mercy back? Or if you don’t volunteer or help people, should you expect them to help you when your in need?
Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. Galatians 6:7
As the Apostle Paul says here, “Don’t think your going to trick God”, don’t think your going to fly under the radar and do everything sparingly and reap abundantly. God is not a fool, you can fool everyone around you, but not God
“In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'” Acts 20:35
Paul quotes Jesus here and says “Its better to give than receive”. Again this is all about a heart issue, what are your true intentions or motives for your actions? Christianity is about putting yourself before others, its about self denial. What You Reap is What You Sow! Amen!