Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6 NIV
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously
Introduction: In 2 Corinthians 9:6, Paul writes, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” This verse is part of a larger passage in which Paul encourages the Corinthian church to give generously to help the poor in Jerusalem. In this sermon, we will explore the blessings that come from being generous.
I. The Principle of Sowing and Reaping
The principle of sowing and reaping is a common theme in the Bible. In Galatians 6:7, Paul writes, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.” This principle applies to many areas of our lives, including our finances. If we sow sparingly, we will reap sparingly. If we sow generously, we will reap generously.
II. The Blessings of Generosity
There are many blessings that come from being generous. Here are just a few:
A. Joy In Acts 20:35, Paul quotes Jesus as saying, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” When we give generously, we experience the joy that comes from blessing others.
B. Provision in Philippians 4:19, Paul writes, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” When we give generously, we can trust that God will provide for our needs.
C. Reward in Matthew 6:4, Jesus says, “So that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” When we give generously, we can trust that God will reward us for our generosity.
In conclusion, let us remember the principle of sowing and reaping and the blessings that come from being generous. Let us be generous with our time, talents, and resources so that we may experience the joy, provision, and reward that come from giving.
May God bless you as you give generously to the cause of the vulnerable and the orphans! Amen.