Summary: Cor 9:6-15 6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly
6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
10 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;)
11Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
12For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
13Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
14And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
15Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
21He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
1) Principles Drawn from Nature. 9:6.
A Give Charibly , Liberty (v6) "In Love"
1 Needs "we give in response to Gods Love not for Gods Love"
3 faith "The law of the harvest’ More, What, Later.
38 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.
2) Principles Drawn from God’s Nature. 9:7-10.
A. Give Cheerfully (V7)
1. The Person "every man"
2. The Purpose according "as he has Purposed"
what is your purpose in life ?
3. The Place "in the Heart"
4. The Perversion "not of grudgingly or of necessity
5. The Principle "God Loveth a cheerful giver"
B. Give Contently (8) Of satified "Sufficiency" Be content
11Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content
1. God is Able Eph 3:20
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
2. God is Abound
3. God is all sufficiency 1 Tim 6:6 (autarkeia)
But godliness with contentment is great gain.
2 Cor 3:5
5Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;
C. Give compassionately (v9) " A Quote from Ps 112:9
2. At home " to the poor"
3. All way Remember
4 Abounding (10) Bread for today and seed for tomorrow harvest
The seed must be sowed to bring forth a harvest
3) Principles Drawn from Christian Nature. 9:11-15.
A(11) The first principle is spiritual enrichment.
Literally: in every thing being enriched unto all liberality
B (12.) The second principle is thanksgiving.
C (13) The third principle is obedience.
The test of this service brings two benefits:
(1) Christians at Jerusalem will glorify God by your obedience
(2) they will thereby know "the sincerity of your fellowship"
toward all believers.
D (14)The fourth principle is prayer.
For the exceeding grace
E (15.) The fifth principle is praise.
Here we have Paul’s "outburst of gratitude for the gift of his Son"
John 3:16; Rom 6:23.