Scripture Nugget 5.21.2017
Scripture Read 2 Corinthians 9-10
Nugget 2 Corinthians 9:6-10
“The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work. As it is written, ‘He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.’ He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.”
Devotional Thought: Jesus told a story, a parable about a Sower, we read His words in Matthew 13:1-9. As the sower cast seed, he did so indiscriminately, some fell on the path (hard ground), some fell on rocky ground (little soil) some fell among the weeds and some fell on good soil. The seeds that fell on good soil brought forth grain, some hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty. The seed on the path was eaten by birds, it still had a chance to produce, who knows where it may end up? The seed on the rocky soil may be like the fruit tree I once saw growing in the middle of a brick patio, the seed fell in a crack, as the tree grew it busted up the brick, the seed among the weeds may survive and choke out the weeds. If we never sow, or if we limit how and where we sow; we are limiting the possibilities. Righteousness is from God, it is a gift shared by God, it is to be shared with others, so they too may receive. Let’s all be a part of the harvest of righteousness – let’s sow indiscriminately and see what happens!