Today’s reading is 2 Corinthians 9-10.

I know Paul is making the statement in a particular context, but I can’t help but see a broader principle. As Galatians 6:7 teaches we reap what we sow, 2 Corinthians 9:6 teaches we reap how we sow. If you only sow one tomato seed, you will reap a tomato, but only that one vine. If you sow a bountiful number of tomato seeds, you’ll get a bountiful number of tomatoes. If we sow our finances sparingly, we’ll reap a sparing blessing from God. If we sow God’s Word sparingly, is it any wonder the harvest of souls is so puny. If we only sow half-heartedly to the Spirit, we must not be surprised when the fruit of the Spirit in our lives bears anemic fruit. Let’s not only sow the right seed, but sow it with bountiful abandon and watch God produce amazing increase in every aspect of our sowing.

Tomorrow’s reading is 2 Corinthians 11-12.

A Word for Our Kids

Hey kids, as you grow up you’ll hear all kinds of people boasting. They will boast about their money, about their strength, about their skills, about their grades, about their houses, about their jobs, about their friends. But we boast in the Lord. Remember that. There is nothing greater than being in the Lord and knowing the Lord. You may be able to say that you have all the world’s money, power, fame, and influence, but if you don’t have the Lord, you have nothing worth boasting about.

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