In Your Bible Read This Out Loud:
2 Corinthians 9:6-10
Memorise This Verse: Luke 6:38
'Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken
together and running over, will be poured into your lap'
Afterwards Talk About This: Why
does the bible speak more about giving than receiving?
Something To Do Before Next Time: Memorise
3 of the below scriptures.
Written Diploma Work: Write out
all the blessings that are listed in Psalm 112 and what it says you must
do to activate them.
Meditate Word By Word On This Verse:
The scriptures speak a great deal about
money and the scriptures constantly draw the parallel between financial
giving and sowing seed. When we give financially to the work of God it
is likened to sowing a seed in the ground and when we receive back
financially from God it is likened to reaping a harvest.
Listed below are several scriptures that
are based on money and a predominant theme that runs through all of them
is that for every time they mention financial giving - they mention
receiving finances and blessings many more times.
Giving financially is our responsibility,
sending financial blessings is God's responsibility and when the
scriptures below speak much more about receiving than giving it shows
that God takes his responsibility to bless us very seriously.
LUKE 6:38 :- GIVE
* It will be given to you * A good measure * Pressed down * Shaken
together * And running over * Will be poured into your lap
2 Corinthians 9:6-8:- WHOEVER
SOWS GENEROUSLY WILL ALSO REAP GENEROUSLY *God is able to make all
grace abound to you *So that in all things *At all times *Having all
that you need * You will abound in every good work
2 Corinthians 9:9 :- HE
HAS SCATTERED ABROAD HIS GIFTS TO THE POOR *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 *
You will be made rich in every way * So that you can be generous on
MALACHI 3:10 :-
BRING THE WHOLE TITHE INTO THE STORE HOUSE *See if I will not throw
open the floodgates of heaven * And pour out so much blessing that you
will not have room enough for it * I will prevent pests from devouring
your crops * And the vines in your fields will not cast their fruit
PSALM 112:5 :- GOOD
WILL COME TO HIM WHO IS GENEROUS AND LENDS FREELY * Surely he will
never be shaken * A righteous man will be remembered for ever * He
will have no fear of bad news * His heart is steadfast, trusting in
the Lord * His heart is secure * He will have no fear * In the end he
will look in triumph on his foes * He has scattered abroad his gifts
to the poor * His righteousness endures forever * His horn will be
lifted high in honour
So in the above scriptures, for each time
giving is mentioned, there are many more references to receiving which
very much keeps in with the biblical illustration of sowing and reaping
as it applies to our finances.
Since there are many more references to
receiving than giving in the above scriptures does it not show the heart
beat of God of honouring us as we have honoured him? Why not look again
at the above scriptures look at the references to giving and the many
more references to receiving, doesn't this develop an assurance in the
goodness of God?
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