Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.
2 Corinthians 9:10-11, NKJV
All finances and resources God places into your hands contain seed for sowing and bread for eating. Be careful not to eat your seed, or there will be no future harvest.
With every blessing, the Lord provides for our needs and he gives us additional blessing to give away. Before you can receive what is in God’s hand, you must first let go of what is in your hand.
In the preceding verse (v. 8), Paul writes, “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” He is connecting seed for sowing and bread for eating to our liberality in giving.
In the Greek, “all sufficiency,” means everything needed to sustain your life. God is able to provide all we need to sustain life. Remember, Jesus taught us not to worry about what we would wear or how we would maintain our life. As believers, we are now heavenly citizens with a God who cares and supplies.
Beyond meeting our needs, Paul says that God will also give us “an abundance for every good work.” In other words, God is able to take care of our needs, but also give us lavish overflow to support the work of God.
Scripture clearly teaches us, and is again stated here, that God releases finances into the hands of His people to steward the work of the Kingdom in the earth. When we walk in the principles God has placed before us, we walk in blessing on our personal lives and have overflow for the work of God. No longer do we operate under the curse of the law, squandering our resources on unrighteous living, but we have been given the ability to get wealth to be givers.
Farmers do not eat their seed. They look for and work to maintain the soil that produces healthy and abundant crops. They are looking for opportunity to sow seed in order that they may have additional seeds and additional crops. Giving for the believer should not be a struggle, but an easy overflow of the work of God in us. We should be looking for opportunities to support the work of God in this life, which makes eternal investments in the next.
Have you experience a lack of increase in your life? Do you feel like every time you get ahead something else is eating your resources? Have you considered the seed your sowing? Are you misappropriating resources that should be designated as seed into God’s soil? Every seed contains a miracle, but the seed has to go into the soil for the miracle to manifest.