November 17, 2019: SOAP #3636:   2Cor 7-10 Scripture:  2Corinthians (NIV) 9:7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, […]

November 17, 2019: SOAP #3636:   2Cor 7-10

Scripture:  2Corinthians (NIV) 9:7 Each man should givewhat he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion,for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toyou, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you willabound in every good work.

Observation:  InChapters 8 and 9, Paul is complimenting those in Corinth for being givers andencouraging them to give in a special offering for people in need.  It is good to note that the wonderfulpromises made in verse 8 are made to givers. This is emphasized a few verses later

Scripture:  2Corinthians (NIV) 9:10 Now he who suppliesseed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your storeof seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 11 You will be maderich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through usyour generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.

Observation:  Godgives seed to the sower, not the hoarder! Some grain is meant for making bread, but the purpose of seed is to besown. 

Application:   In verse 10 I read that God gives seed forsowing to the ones who are already sowing. They had been faithful in sowing with the little they had, now God willincrease their ability to sow even more!  

Prayer:  Heavenly Father, as my knowledge of your Wordincreases, so my faith increases.  Youhave proved these scriptures in our lives again and again.   Amen

Pastor Leon
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