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What does it mean in II Cor 9:6 that 'whoever sows generously will reap generously?'

Is this talking about being generous with time, talent, and resources in order to obtain blessings on Earth? Is it speaking of spiritual generosity in order to obtain blessings in heaven? Is it speaking of contributions to a church building such as tithes and offerings? All of the above, or something else?

Clarify Share Report Asked January 09 2017 Fanny 035 Fanny Essamuah

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While all of the things you mentioned are good things to do, I think the whole passage of 2 Corinthians 9 is speaking of the character and heart intention of the giver.

Remember the parable Jesus used about the old lady who gave a couple meager coins vs those who gave out of their wealth (Mark 12:43-44)? It was an example of sacrifice out of generosity. She gave more than she actually could afford to give, but also it implies humility in her giving in contrast with the rich who gave out of plenty. It actually cost them nothing. 

In general, the whole teachings of Christ is one of obedient sacrifice and of a clean heart when giving. Whatever you have to give, whether in means, goods, or deeds, give with a willing cheerful spirit expecting nothing in return because the Lord repays all for what they do. 

So it's an attitude and mindset that is important. Be honest in how much you can give; whether of time or goods, and do so willing and not grudgingly because you give and do all as unto God.

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