Here in America where we use the middle endian date format, today is a straight. Well, a small straight, 8-9-10. Just to go with that fun calendar theme, that doesn’t happen very often, I decided to just gamble a little with my verse of the day. So I headed over to the 8th book of the New Testament, the 9th chapter and the 10 verse to see what I would fine. ( I know pretty risky right!)
And look what I found there:
10Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness 2 Corinthians 9:10 (New International Version)
The message looked pretty interested, so it was probably worth stepping back for some context:
8-11God can pour on the blessings in astonishing ways so that you’re ready for anything and everything, more than just ready to do what needs to be done. As one psalmist puts it,
He throws caution to the winds,
giving to the needy in reckless abandon.
His right-living, right-giving ways
never run out, never wear out.
This most generous God who gives seed to the farmer that becomes bread for your meals is more than extravagant with you. He gives you something you can then give away, which grows into full-formed lives, robust in God, wealthy in every way, so that you can be generous in every way, producing with us great praise to God. (2 Corinthians 9:10, The Message)
Wow, God is promising that he will give to you in abundance grace and mercy, that you will ready to serve and give to others. It’s a great promise, and provides a great deal of strength to tackle anything that is in front of you.
Take the gamble today, and give away what you have been given. Watch how it will grow!