Now I say this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows generously will also reap generously. Each one must do just as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace overflow to you, so that, always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed; as it is written:
“He scattered abroad, he gave to the poor,
His righteousness endures forever.”
Now 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; you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God. Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all, while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you. Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

2 Corinthians 9:6-15

God provides for us abundantly always in one key part of our lives, in a way that we will never lack anything and we can always rely on; we will always have abundance in order to do good.

When we have His grace in our lives, we may lack materially but we will be able to bless others Spiritually and when we do have an abundance of material goods, we continue to bless all the more in that case, taking the opportunity to do good deeds as Paul was asking the church in Corinth to do.

Both of these types of abundance have one outcome in mind: that the ministry will result in the glorification of God because of our obedience and our willingness to do good. God will always supply what we need to achieve that outcome, so if we put that work first, we will always have enough.

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published February 23, 2021