Expect God to Meet Your Multiply Your Seed
By Rick Warren
— November 20, 2010
God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV)
I did a little Greek study of the word "all" and this is what I discovered: the word "all" means "all."
If you are doing things God's way - giving generously and with the right motivation - then you can expect God to meet your needs.
Look at our verse today. First of all, notice how many times the word "all" shows up. I did a little Greek study of the word "all" and this is what I discovered: the word "all" means "all." It's a blanket statement. God says, in this verse, that he will take care of all your needs in life if you will trust him.
The question is, how badly do you want God's blessing in your life? Will you trust him with everything and choose to follow his commands, no matter what?
If you live God's way, if you give God's way, you can expect him to multiply your seed. "He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness" (2 Corinthians 9:10 NIV).
You need to expect God to multiply your seed. Giving is not a debt you owe, it's a seed you sow. And when you let go of what God has already placed in your hand (because he put it there in the first place), then God will replace it with much more.
Five times in Scripture, Jesus commands us not to store up wealth on earth, but to store it up in heaven. How do you do that? By giving; by planting the seeds.