DIG for Saturday the 9th of July…..give to receive; just doesn’t make sense…..Proverbs 11 v 24

Much of what we read in God’s Word seems to not make sense; it seems to go against the way things work in the world.

Take Proverbs 11 v 24 for example.

This says that if want your resources to increase you should give away some of what you have.

It does not say you should save everything and put away your resources in order to increase.

If you give away or scatter you will receive more back; this is just the principle of sowing and reaping that we read about in other parts of the Word.

For instance if we are a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9 v 7) God will be able to make sure we have sufficient (v 8) and be enriched in every thing (v 11).

It is like a farmer after having a harvest of barley in the autumn for example.

If he plants or scatters some of his seed in the spring instead of storing it up (or eating it all) he will see an increase in his resources the next harvest.

Sowing and reaping is a natural principle, it is also a Biblical principle.

Our world says keep what you have for yourself, save it up and store it away, hoard it for a rainy day; the Word of God says that this mindset will lead to poverty, exactly the opposite of what the world says.

The Word says be generous with your resources and you will see an increase in what you have.

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and thank you for the principle of sowing and reaping”.

Proverbs 11 v 24…..There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty


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