2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-8 NLT
6 Remember this — a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get
a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a
7 You must each make up your own mind as to how much you should
give. Don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For
God loves the person who gives cheerfully.
8 And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will
always have everything you need and plenty left over to share
God is love. Love gives and helps others. God wants you to be
like Him — to be a giver.
God, knowing human nature, gave incentives to encourage us to
be givers. Not only does giving make us feel good, but God
promises whatever we give will be multiplied back to us — the
same way seed planted by a farmer produces a larger harvest.
LUKE 6:38 NLT
38 If you give, you will receive. Your gift will return to you
in full measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for
more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving —
large or small — it will be used to measure what is given back
God's plan is to develop you into a loving, giving person who
Faith and love — the two primary attributes God is working to
develop in us — are both exercised by giving.
It takes faith to give. It seems safer and more prudent to hold
on to everything we have, just in case we might need it. But
God encourages us to be generous and give to others — trusting
Him to multiply our giving back to us.
Someone has well said that whatever we give does not leave our
life, but just enters our future, where it will be multiplied.
SAY THIS: Whenever I give, I am planting seed for a harvest of