“Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure—pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.”
These precious words of Jesus can be applied universally, touching almost every aspect of daily life. They speak of the act of using our resources in the hope/expectation of obtaining a certain beneficial outcome. They teach us that our motivations count, and actions we perform out of those motivations have consequences, for good or ill. The Bible is full of examples that illustrate this truth.
When we apply this to our finances and the Kingdom of God, here as well, our motivation counts. We can assume the attitude of the investor, merely “investing” money, expecting a financial return on our investment (“giving to get”). That’s one approach. But the other approach, much more fruitful, is to realize that we are sowing on behalf of, and in the Name of, Another — the very One Who, in fact, owns everything we have. We are given the opportunity to become His Hand of Blessing, carrying out His Will on earth as it is carris out in Heaven. Thus, we are build with Our Heavenly Father, uniting our giving to His Giving, flowing out of His never-ending Abundance. It is in this Spirit that we invite you to sow into this work of God. Your return is to see growth of His Kingdom in this Work, and in your own soul as well!