Food For Thought For November 20, 2023
Be a Blessing | 2 Corinthians 9:10-11Read This Passage: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15
10 Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, 11 while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us to God.2 Corinthians 9:10-11 NKJV
Whether you believe the Lord has given you little or has given you much, something we must all come to understand is that we truly are blessed by the Lord. Paul quoted Psalm 119:9 in a verse prior in that the Lord has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor and His righteousness (goodness) endures forever. The Lord supplies our every need along with our hearts desires.
Do you know and understand why the Lord blesses us so liberally in His giving? Many of us think that the Lord only blesses us because He desires to make us content (satisfied) in our soul. This is certainly true, the Lord does supply our every need and will give us our heart’s desire so that we are content in our soul. However, the Lord also blesses us so that we can be a blessing to those that are around us. We are actually in the wrong, when we think that God blesses us with His gifts just for ourselves.
As true believers, we should know better than to think that God blesses us just to be selfish and greedy. This Thanksgiving week, I have a word of encouragement for you that I have shared all year long: be a blessing. Manifest good in the world! Bear holy and righteous fruit and manifest God’s glory in the world with the blessings that He has so lovingly blessed you with.