Scattering Seed to Increase

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

[NOTE: This is a lesson from the House of Wisdom 30-Day Devotional. Pre-Order your copy of the book today]

Proverbs 11:24-25, There is one who scatters, yet increases more; And there is one who withholds more than is right, But it leads to poverty. 25 The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself. 

Giving and generosity have always been a part of prospering God's way. This is another action that seems illogical: As we scatter our seed, God causes us to increase.  If we withhold too much, it leads to decrease. Giving to the Lord does not cause lack, and failing to give does not help one prosper.

Most everything that relates to living involves the principles or cycles and sowing/reaping. Genesis 8:22, (NKJV), While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, And day and night shall not cease.

There is a principle working in the earth called "Seedtime and harvest."  It can be understood as, 1) Seed, 2) Time, 3) Harvest. The Scripture also indicates that life has cycles and seasons. When give of our three "T's" (Time-Treasure-Talents), its like putting good SEED into good soil. After a period of TIME, we can expect a HARVEST.

I have witnessed the benefits of this promise for my whole Christian life, over and over again, ".....He who waters will also be watered himself."

We should not be focused on clinging to what we have (which God gave us) or finding a way to get something from others. We should be more focused on "watering" or nourishing and refreshing others. This habit and lifestyle leads to tremendous blessing at all levels of life.


Reflection Question: What is the status of your giving of Time, Treasure and Talents? Are you giving all three to the Lord?