The Cheerful Giver

Scripture: II Corinthians 9:6‭-‬8

But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.

Sowing and Reaping! This principle applies to every area of our life. Whatever we sow, we will reap. God wants us to be a giver not being reluctant if we are able to give or to help. If you sow love and kindness, you will also reap it. If you sow generosity, you will also reap it. If you planted apples, you will not get mango out of it, still apples to harvest. That’s the law of the harvest, it will be returned to you and the good thing about it, it will return to you more than what you have planted. God will multiply it, he is our provider and a generous father. He knows your need and he will provide it. God wants you to become like him. He is a giver. If you are stingy, you’re not like him. When you give it away, he will multiply it. It requires faith, to give away when you have a need so that you will get more back. God says the way you get is by giving, not by holding on.

There are two principles you need to remember:

1. What you sow, you’re going to reap—for good or for bad.

2. There’s always a delay between planting and harvest.

The first principle is, you’ll harvest whatever you planted. That’s true about money, but it’s true about everything else too. The second principle is, when you plant a seed in the ground, you don’t get an ear of corn the next day. You plant in one season, and you harvest in another. Why? Because God is testing your faith to see if you’ll trust him while there’s a delay between planting and harvesting. He will provide grace so that you will abound to every good work.

These principles are powerful reminder of the importance of our obedience to Christ in all areas of our lives. Learn these principles and apply them to your life—and you will have so much joy in giving!

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