In His Word 11-25-19

Dailies ~ In His Word
November 25, 2019

We have read the following scripture before but to day as I read it in review of the weekend’s sermon at church, I recalled that our pastor said we would not look at it the same way as we had before after he was done talking. Thinking on that, I realize most times that I read over scriptures they give me something more; I read it again.

But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So, let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of; for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. As it is written:
“He has dispersed abroad; He has given to the poor ; His righteousness endures forever." 2 Corinthians 9:6-9

So, as I read it I thought about the word ‘sparingly’. Thinking on this for a bit I realize this means a small or weak amount of money here, but I was thinking about the things we do for God, for His people and for the lost. Do we sow sparingly? Thinking about the fact is that reap what we sow, what we do for others is to be what we want them to do to/ for us as well; do we reap sparingly?

Think about it for a moment, and if you are having a hard time gaining ground with friendships, or work place friends even; are you spending less time on these people that you could?
A few years back I mentioned that God had encourage me that if I wanted to get a friend, I needed to first be a friend. It works with financial gain, making friends, getting a job even!  If you want something find a way to give from your need or desire. We teach a kid how to save money by first giving them money to save! 

Why not sow what we want to receive?
Sow in mercy reap in kindness!
So in love, reap in kind.

Sow a little bit of time to encourage someone and it will come back to you in the similar style of encouragement just when you need it the most. You will be known by your works, so why not be a sower of good things? Be that guy!
Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? In Matthew 7:14-16
Jesus was talking about the pharisees who were sowing in unrighteous behavior and they could tell by the fruits of their labor. No matter what we are dong, it will show if we are doing good or evil, nice or mean. 

This week pay attention to what yow in other than money; do you reap in kindness? Or do people come at you with anger and frustration? Think about what you are sowing to people around you and change it if you can. Become that cheerful friend who calls or emails just to say Hello! See how many people come back to you, pressed down shaken together! Fit in more sowing in your life and you wind the rewards are big!

Heavenly Father, help us to give of ourselves in as many ways as you can show us to give. Help us to find new things to sow today that we may meet someone’s needs. IN Jesus’ name, amen.
Suggested Reading; 2 Corinthians 9: 1-15 , 2 Corinthians 8:1-24 , Matthew 7:1-29 and Romans 8:1 - 39.