Recognise the Law of Increase (2)
Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again - Luke 6:38
Solomon, the richest in the Old Testament, practised the law of increase. He was a generous giver; he had a large heart, and his largeness of heart moved God to bless him beyond human comprehension (See 1 Kings 3:3-5). Solomon sacrificed an uncommon sacrifice and received an uncommon reward. Do not be stingy; do not think of yourself alone; be a steward of God's resources. Can God trust you with what he puts in your hand? Solomon was generous but he was also a receiver. The queen of Sheba, coming to learn wisdom from Solomon did not come empty. If you only give without receiving, you will bleed and that is why it is giving and receiving. That is how God sustains the world. You do not come to a man of wisdom without bringing an offering. Wisdom is not free. You connect to wisdom by sowing into it. Solomon was a great giver and a great receiver. Apart from the queen of Sheba, other people too brought gifts to him. The Wisdom of Solomon so much provoked blessings until silver became like sand in the land of Israel (See 1 Kings 4:21,34). Some people do not know how to receive, God wants you to “give and receive”.
Jesus used the widow woman to teach us that no matter the situation we find ourselves, we can still obey the law of sowing and reaping. Learn to grow and believe God to change your situation. Some believers are brought up in the atmosphere of fear; they bury their seeds and expose their fears. This leads to a continuity of poverty and struggle. Some are looking for a bank with 100% profit until they are deceived, some have fallen into the hands of money doublers and miracle banks. Farmers endure during the season of sowing so as to be able to reap in the time of harvest. Life is in seasons, and nothing in your hand should die. Even in sowing and reaping, we must put first thing first. Jesus spoke more about money than prayer because your attitude to money reveals your heart.
Prayer: God abundantly supplies all my needs, O Lord you supply all I need spiritually, financially and physically as a member of your family. In the name of Jesus, I receive wisdom for profitable living and direction in all my endeavours in Jesus name.
Further Reading: 1 King 3:3-5; 1 Kings 10:1-2, 10
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Ezra 4:24-6:22; 1 Corinthians 3:5-23; Psalm 29:1-11; Proverbs 20:26-27