“You Will Get It!”Categories: Minister's Corner
It’s true! You will get it and this exactly what the apostle Paul said. Do you remember Paul’s memorable words in 2 Corinthians 9:6, “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” Farmers definitely agree with the apostle whether they are Christian or not. Farmers will get out of the ground what they put into it...you reap what you sow.
Paul uses this simple agricultural principle and applies it to how God blesses the giver. People who are generous in giving will agree because they have experienced it. We know this is true because we have seen it with our own eyes when we have given our lives in service to God with our time, energy, strength, money and talents. We have seen time and time again people come to faith in Christ because of our service or we have seen smiles on the faces of others when we provided a meal when in need. We have watched people come and listen to the good word of God with an obedient spirit because we gave them our time, listened to their struggles, and helped them during difficult times. We have witnessed the blessings that come from a simple visit with a heart filled with love. I guess this is why giving and service are called a labor of love.
We are all a part of each blessing that occurs beside hospital beds in prayer, in funeral homes with love and support, or in counseling sessions helping a struggling sinner … we are all a part of that because we give to God and His glorious Church.
It’s true...You Will Get It! That’s why Jesus said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35).