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;2 Corinthians 9:10(NASB)
As blood-bought children of God we are of all people most blessed. Not only was the penalty for our sin paid in full, by grace through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, but also its suffocating power has been broken. The curse of the Law has been lifted, the sting of death has been removed and we have been born into the family of God and become part of a totally new creation – in Christ, with sins forgiven and our eternal life secure.
As born-again citizens of heaven, we have been blessed with every spiritual blessing in Christ. First, He died to set us free from slavery to sin, and the only thing we had to do to receive forgiveness of sin and life everlasting, was to believe on the Person and Work of the only begotten Son of God.
As soon as we were saved, God started a new work. He began to lead us through the life-changing process of sanctification, where we are being transformed, day by day, into the image and likeness of our Saviour. He has provided all we need for life and godliness, by preparing good works for us to do – which when carried out by His sovereign power and sufficient grace, earns for us a glorious reward and eternal weight of glory!
He who started a good work in each of us has promised to finish all that He began. He not only caused us to become new creatures.. by faith in His sacrificial death and glorious resurrection, but supplied us with good seed to sow into the lives of those who do not know His goodness and grace – and then to carry out His own good work in our lives, through the power of His indwelling Holy Spirit.
Paul rejoices that God is able to make all grace abound to us all, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, we have an abundance for every good deed, and he reinforces this truth by quoting from the Psalmist:- “He scattered abroad. He gave to the poor. His righteousness endures forever.”
Jesus Himself reminded us that HE is the Sower, and God is the One Who provides the good seed, in its season, for us to sow. The principle of generous sowing and abundant reaping reminds us that we are destined for rewards, when God carries out His good work in our lives – and we die to self and live for Him.
God is the One Who multiplies the seeds we sow, to bring forth much fruit – some thirty, some sixty and some an hundred-fold. He has promised to abundantly bless and liberally multiply the work of our hand, which is carried out in spirit and truth – so that by grace we will bring forth a fruitful harvest of righteousness, which will enrich our lives and bring great glory to Him.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Your abundant and abounding grace, and for all that You have provided for our riches in glory. Enable me by Your grace to bring forth a rich harvest of eternal blessings and spiritual rewards. Help me, in the power of Your Holy Spirit, to live a life of practical righteousness and continue to transform my heart and mind into the image and likeness of the Lord Jesus, and for His greater glory. AMEN.