Seed to the sower

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                                                   … and bread to eat!

      Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food,
      2 Cor 9 10

Why does God give seed to the sower?
Because God can trust the sower to put the seed to work,
… not just for himself but for the benefit of others.
On the other hand however,
… the eater sees no potential in the seed,
… except for feeding himself,
and will therefore only use the seed for his own benefit.

      The reality of life, and of benefitting from life,
      … is summed up for us by God in Gen. 8 22

      While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest,
      Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night shall not cease.

      Unless you put something in,
      … there will be no fruit, no harvest,
      … and certainly no possibility of increase.

But what about the bread, who is that for?

      The bread is also for the sower!
      God knows that from planting to harvesting takes time,
      … and because God can trust the sower with the seed,
      … that he will not eat the seed,
      The sower therefore can also trust God to look after him,
      … whilst he waits for the harvest!

      Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food,
      supply and multiply the seed you have sown,
      and increase the fruits of your righteousness,
      2 Cor 9 10

What are you doing with what you have,
… so that God can increase what is in your hands?