Above is the wisdom of Solomon regarding generosity. He says our bread will return to us after many days (Ecclesiastes 11:1).
In fact, a dandy bit of “bread” returned to us just this week. We received a very nice card and a generous contribution from a congregation of the Lord’s people in Owatonna, Minnesota. In that card, several members expressed the following sentiments…..
“Thank you for your well-energized lessons”
“God bless you”
“I am so thankful for your great lessons and sermons. Your work has really helped us understand and apply the words of Jesus”
“Thank you for your sermons, thoughts and the time behind them”
“We really appreciate your sermons and lessons!”
“Thank you for your great lessons and love for the church!!”
“Thank you brother for your very edifying lessons”
“We are a small congregation in Minnesota and use your sermons on a regular basis for worship. Thank you!”
Brethren, your support of those of us who preach and teach made the above possible. You are a part of every word that proceeds from our pulpit. This praise is yours, and the glory goes to Almighty God who provides seed to the sower:
“Now 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 everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God.” 2nd Corinthians 9:10-11