God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. – 2 Corinthians 9:8
This promise starts with: ‘God is able to bless you abundantly.’ So, God does not only want to provide what we need, no, abundant means more than we need. Ephesians 3:20 says: ‘To Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.’
God wants to give us an abundance of strength, joy, peace, encouragement, wisdom, etc. God wants to provide everything we need, it was never His intention for us to live in poverty.
More than enough
With this promise, we are able to rise above our weaknesses through the power of the Holy Spirit. We always have more than enough in every circumstance.
In other words: when the struggle increases, so does God’s power. As sin increases, God’s grace increases too. When the burdens become heavier, God’s power increases in us so we are able to bear them.
There is one condition to God’s promises. Colossians 3:23 says: ‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.’ For example, give with all your heart, because God loves when you give with a happy heart.
2 Corinthians 9:6 says: ‘Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.’
If you give your offering and think: ‘it would be better if I kept it for myself’, then it would seem to God as if He is forcing you.
Proverbs 11:24 says: ‘One person gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.’
The more effort we put into the work of the Lord, the more God will give back to us!