Paul, an apostle, wrote, “He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have abundance for every good work.”
It is an unbreakable concept: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will reap bountifully. This applies to money of course, but it also applies to time, energy, love, mercy, compassion, forgiveness and such. The greatest form of unreality is to assume that if we sow little we can, or should, or will, reap bountifully. Paul also wrote to the Galatians, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.” Sowing and reaping are reciprocal and unbreakable concepts.
“Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Jesus