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He Which Soweth Bountifully Shall Reap Bountifully

II Corinthians 9:6, “But this I say , He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.”

In this passage, Paul was teaching the church at Corinth about the sowing and reaping principle. Not just the basics of the principle that we find in Galatians 6:7, “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” He deals with the amount of sowing. He said that if you sow sparingly, meaning in moderate amounts, that you will reap in moderate amounts, but if you sow in abundant amounts, you will reap in abundant amounts.

If you think about a farmer, it will help illustrate this. If a farmer wants to produce more fruit, he must plant more trees. The more he labors and the more he sows will allow him to produce the most fruit.

The same applies to us in our Christian life. If we want to produce much fruit in the work of Christ, we must sow much. We will have a higher chance of getting someone into church the more doors that we knock on. We will have a better chance of getting that person to come to church the more that we visit and follow up on them. The bottom line is that it takes work. A farmer doesn’t produce fruit without laboring long and hard for it. We cannot expect to produce fruit in our Christian life if we are not working for it. The amount of fruit that we produce will be entirely up to us and how hard we labor and sow. We must be sure we are doing it in the power of God, but God sees our efforts and will bless us.

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