2 Corinthians 9:10 Seed to the Sower

2 Corinthians 9:10 (KJV)
Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

I find great value in studying the prayers of the Apostles, Paul’s being the most frequently found in the Word of God. The context of this prayer is that of an offering being collected by the believers that Paul planned to take to be a help to the saints in Jerusalem. We take this passage as an example of Faith Promise giving. Most often we designate those gifts for missionaries. 

Paul is praying here for the believers as they give toward this collection. He prays:

That God would provide for the giver
That the work of their hands would provide sufficiently for their needs.

That God would multiply the seed sown
I think that means giving them more than the expected return. That they would labor and their pay would be more than expected. 

That God would bless their gift with fruit
So they had enough to meet their needs, they had more than they had budgeted to receive and the gift they gave accomplished more than they would think possible. 

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2 Corinthians 9:10 Seed to the Sower

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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