Remember this: The farmer who plants a few seeds will have a very small harvest. But the farmer who plants because he has received God's blessings will receive a harvest of God's blessings in return.
Each of you should give whatever you have decided. You shouldn't be sorry that you gave or feel forced to give, since God loves a cheerful giver.
Besides, God will give you his constantly overflowing kindness. Then, when you always have everything you need, you can do more and more good things.
Scripture says, "The righteous person gives freely to the poor. His righteousness continues forever."
God gives seed to the farmer and food to those who need to eat. God will also give you seed and multiply it. In your lives he will increase the things you do that have his approval.
God will make you rich enough so that you can always be generous. Your generosity will produce thanksgiving to God because of us.
What you do to serve others not only provides for the needs of God's people, but also produces more and more prayers of thanksgiving to God.
You will honor God through this genuine act of service because of your commitment to spread the Good News of Christ and because of your generosity in sharing with them and everyone else.
With deep affection they will pray for you because of the extreme kindness that God has shown you.
I thank God for his gift that words cannot describe.