Why Knowing The Power of the Seed is Important When Tithing

 Seeds and tithing

 

I’m learning that the attitude in giving is just as important as the giving itself. God is concerned THAT we give but also HOW we give. He loves cheerful givers:

Let each one [give] as he has made up his own mind and purposed in his heart, not reluctantly or sorrowfully or under compulsion, for God loves (He takes pleasure in, prizes above other things, and is unwilling to abandon or to do without) a cheerful (joyous, “prompt to do it”) giver [whose heart is in his giving].” (2 Corinthians 9:7 AMP)

He absolutely loves them.

In the same way He loves people of faith. People who expect Him to do what He said He would do. And the best way to love giving and have faith in it is to see it as a seed investment.

Most people hear the term of “seed” in giving and immediately attribute it to televangelists asking for money; not realizing its truth and power

Paul when talking about giving and the rewards of it says:

“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;)” (2 Corinthians 9:10 KJV)
Tithing is nothing but the sowing of seed. That’s why with tithing we can’t expect instantaneous results. It takes time.
But…know that it is time well spent. Why? Because there’s tremendous power in a seed!

Power of a seed

Everything began in the form of a seed:

  • Adam was a seed for the human race.
  • The Nation of Israel is called the seed of Abraham.
  • Even Jesus is called the seed of of David.

This is why satan works so hard to discourage giving and tithing. He understands the harvest ahead.

This is also why NO MATTER WHAT is going on we have to look at God as the Source and the abundant Supply. Regardless, of what is going on there is only ONE “Lord of the Harvest.”

Again: no matter what happens KEEP SOWING.

Keep giving.

Keep believing.

Keep confessing.

As Rick Renner points out, the Greek word used for sowing depicts a continual process:

The Greek tense does not denote a single, one-time sowing; rather, it pictures a person who continually, habitually sows. Therefore, it could be translated, “Whatsoever a man sows, sows, sows, and sows – and keeps on habitually sowing and sowing and sowing….” In other words, this describes a constant, steady, perpetual sowing of seed. And if you sow this seed steadily and faithfully, God’s promise is that you will reap a harvest. The word for “reap” is in the same Greek tense, meaning that it could be translated, “You will reap, reap, reap, and reap – and keep on habitually reaping and reap­ing and reaping.”

The reason most people walked away disgusted and scoffing at this promise is that they never really put it to the test! They sowed once and waited for a harvest. When nothing happened, they threw up their arms and said it didn’t work. But those who keep on habitually sowing and sowing and sowing as a manner of lifestyle are the ones who eventually reap and reap and reap as the mani­fold blessings of God come pouring back into their lives.

The level at which you sow determines the level you will reap. Sow a little, and you’ll reap a little. Sow a lot, and you’ll reap a lot. Sow inconsistently, and you’ll reap inconsistently. Sow regu­larly, and you will reap regularly.

Your harvest is on it’s way, don’t be deceived into thinking otherwise!

Do you believe in the power of a seed?

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Comments

  1. Excellent post. People have been duped into believing they can give a one time seed and God will overflow them in a financial blessing. The only ones that walk in the overflow is the person teaching or preaching that lie. I totally agree with you that it is a continuous process and does not happen overnight. And God bless your seed in so many different ways. We sometimes are looking to give money so we can get back more money in return and when it doesn’t happen in two weeks we walk away. God is looking at our commitment and consistency. I remember I had been giving for years and I was questioning God why I wasn’t reaping the financial benefits I thought I should reap. He quietly spoke to me and asked me how much money have I saved by having no major car repairs on a car that had tons of miles and other areas I saved. I shut my mouth and kept sowing seeds.

  2. My mother told me that sweet old ladies just do not happen, they must begin early to be sweet. It is the same with a blessed life – - begin to tithe and give cheerfully to the Lord, and blessings will follow.
    You do not know what terrible events were prevented because you were obedient.

    • So true Hazel. Who knew what God was holding back because of our obedience AND Christ’s obedience to God. That’s why we can never stop thanking Him…for things we see and things we dont see.

  3. Great thoughts here! Yes, when we give (tithe or time) it plants a seed which will produce a harvest.

  4. It’s so easy to get caught up waiting for the harvest that we can often forget that God simply calls us to be faithful in sowing and God will bring in the harvest when he sees fit.

  5. Wow, I hadn’t thought so much about seeds! Great lessons here. God is the Lord of the Harvest and satan doesn’t want that harvest to produce so he will try anything to keep us from sowing.

    Thanks for the seed lesson.

    • Thanks TC.

      You are so right: Satan DOES NOT want us sowing ANY seed. But we will continue to sow know that God has a rich and abundant harvest up ahead :)

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