2 Corinthians 9:8,10 (NKJV) And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work… 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 righteousnessBecause God is a compassionate God, He expects us to use the finances He has entrusted us with to help those in need and to do good works to increase the fruit of our righteousness and to help in the spreading of the Gospel.
While pride will try to convince us otherwise, it is important to establish the biblical truth in our lives that God is Jehovah Jireh, our provider. It is easier to be a steward of God’s money when we truly believe that He is the source of our provision and the grace for our lives so that we can fulfill His purpose on earth. What the world is not able to provide, God is more than able.
2 Corinthians 8:7 (NKJV) But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also.
Just like the people in Corinth, we might have acquired a lot of Bible knowledge, grown in our faith and are diligent in our work, but one thing that God would also like us to excel and to abound in is the grace to give. Therefore, we should cultivate a lifestyle of giving—over and above the tithe and weekly offerings. Not only will we experience God in our lives when we practise these biblical financial principles, it will also help us to escape the corruption of the world and switch from the world’s system to God’s system of blessings and provision.
Matthew 25:16-17 (NKJV) Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. And likewise he who had received two gained two more also.
The two servants had to trade their talents in order to make more with what they were given. Likewise, we are also investing when we give free will offering to help those in need.
It is God who is able to make all grace abound towards us. Grace is an enablement and it is an ease that comes over us. This includes the grace to be alive, grace to cope with the pace of life, and grace for doing what we are called to do. You will always receive back what you have given because it is a spiritual law.
Sermon Series: Faithful Stewards
尽管骄傲会试图说服我们，但重要是在我们的生活中建立圣经真理，即神是耶和华以勒，我们的供应者。当我们确信 神是我们供应的源泉和生命的恩典时，成为神钱财的管家就容易多了，以便我们能在地上完成 祂的旨意。世界所不能提供的， 神完全能并大大超出。
正如哥林多人一样，我们可能已经获得了许多圣经知识，在信心中成长，在工作中勤奋；但有一件事 神也希望我们表现出类拔萃，就是给予的恩典。因此，我们应该培养一种超越和超出十一奉献和每周奉献的生活方式。当我们实践这些圣经的理财原则时，我们不仅会在生命中经历 神，也将帮助我们摆脱世界的堕落，从世界的体系转向 神祝福和供应的体系。
马太福音25:16-17 那领五千的随即拿去做买卖，另外赚了五千。 那领二千的也照样另赚了二千。