McCheyne’s Bible Reading Plan: Ex 21, Lk 24, Job 39, 2 Co 9
he was known to them in the breaking of the bread. (Lk 24:35)
Love how this was Christ’s choice of how to reveal himself–furthering the significance of the supper for us today. Isn’t this still the case?
The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written,
“He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor;
his righteousness endures forever.”
He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way to be generous in every way (2 Co 9:6-11)
Shows us both the joy of giving and the need for faith to do so. Aren’t these things often connected? Paul also shows here, though indirectly, how the bread of the Supper is a means of understanding how God will supply us with every other need. “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Ro 8:32)