Receive God’s Blessings
“And 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 9:8, NIV84)
God’s love is immeasurable! And God is able to make “all grace,” meaning all spiritual and earthly blessings, abound to the cheerful giver (subject, of course, to his sovereign will). This passage promises that God will move in the life of the cheerful giver.
Giving is an investment in the kingdom of God for which there are both earthly and heavenly rewards. God allows us to trade in a decreasing, temporary currency for an immeasurable, eternal investment. That investment will last forever.
God responds to us as we cheerfully give and provides for all of our needs so we can abound in every good work. He will supply the seed. He will multiply the seed. He will increase the harvest of our righteousness and enrich us in every way so that we can be generous on all occasions.
Cheerful giving is “grace giving.” It is giving with an “I want to give” attitude. It is evidence of our faith and obedience to the gospel. And it results in prayers of gratitude, praise, and thanksgiving to God by those who are on the receiving end of our giving.
In addition to the promise of eternal reward, we also experience God’s blessing and favor on our lives in this world. Giving is the wise thing to do!
What are some of the blessings you, and others, have experienced because of your giving? How have you seen God bless your giving? What practical steps can you take to increase your giving?
KingdomNomics is based
on God’s grace.
“He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.” (Proverbs 22:9)
“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” (Proverbs 11:25)