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Practicing Stewardship: Giving Money 

He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully…and God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.¬†-2 Corinthians 9:6, 8

Giving out of devotion to God involves faith. Specifically, we believe that the generous God of all abundance will not be out-given by us!

Many times, the measure of our very practical, down-to-earth faith is seen by the interaction of our hand with our wallet. Do we REALLY believe that God owns the entire universe? Do we REALLY believe that He sees all that we do, and rewards those who are faithful? Do we REALLY believe that He will take care of us today, tomorrow, and the next day – and therefore, we are free to take care of others right now?

Jesus tells us that God abundantly clothes the plants of the field, which are here today and gone tomorrow. Yet we are made in the image of God. Certainly He has us in His hand – which is not a hand of scarcity, but abundance.

Look at the terms in the verses above: bountifully, all, always, sufficiency, everything, abundance, every. Those words are mean to instill confidence in us; confidence that God has all riches and gladly pours them out through us.

If His hand is open to us with abundant provision, then our hands can be open to others. Let’s learn, each day, to sow bountifully!


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