A Generous Gift of Giving

I ran across this thought the other day, written by Ron Moore:

2 Corinthians 9:10 
Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.

God honors a faithful steward. When a person understands that God owns all things, everything we have is a gift from him, and everything should be used to honor him, God will give that person ample opportunity to serve in the area of giving. He will “increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.”.

Jesus made it clear in his story about the rich fool that God does not increase our harvest in order for us to build bigger barns, but to give with bigger hearts. His blessings are not for us to acquire bigger, better, faster toys, but to honor him with our wealth.

American Christians have to deal honestly with this truth. Why are we so blessed? Why do we have so much? We have to come to grips with the truth of Scripture regarding wealth. How will we use what God has given us to honor him? Let’s deal with that question before the day we stand before Jesus to give an account of all his blessings.

Lord Jesus, remind us that what we do today will determine the accounting we give before you tomorrow. In your name we pray. Amen.