2 Corinthians 9:6-15
St. Paul writes:
Remember that the person who plants few seeds will have a small crop; the one who plants many seeds will have a large crop.
You should each give, then, as you have decided, not with regret or out of a sense of duty; for God loves the one who gives gladly. God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause. Giving to others is giving thanks to God for all He has given us.
Psalm 50:23 says, “he who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me.”
As the scripture says, “He gives generously to the needy; his kindness lasts forever.”
And God, who supplies seed for the sower and bread to eat, will also supply you with all the seed you need and will make it grow to produce a rich harvest from your generosity. Consider all that God has done for us and the blessings that we so often take for granted.
He will always make you rich enough to be generous at all times, so that many will thank God for your gifts which they receive from us.
For this service you perform not only meets the needs of God’s people, but also produces an outpouring of gratitude to God.
And because of the proof which this service of yours brings, many will give glory to God for your loyalty to the gospel of Christ, which you profess, and for your generosity in sharing with them and everyone else.
And so with deep affection they will pray for you because of the extraordinary grace God has shown you.
Let us thank God for his priceless gift!
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