The law of the harvest is explained in two Corinthians 9:six-15. Verse 15 says, “Thanks be to God for His indescribable present!”
Now if a present is that superior that it can not be described, I want to know about it. So what is this present that the Bible says is indescribable? We do not have to wonder due to the fact the answer is appropriate there in our passage,
“And God is in a position to make all grace abound to you, so that often possessing all sufficiency in almost everything, you may possibly have an abundance for just about every superior deed” (verse eight). The present that God has provided to every a single of us, the present that is beyond Paul’s capacity to articulate, is the present of grace. Grace is the doctrine that separates Christianity from just about every other religion ever recognized to mankind.
Grace also operates according to God’s laws. In two Corinthians 9, the idea of grace happens in the context of the law of the harvest, or the law of sowing and reaping. When it comes to the harvest, grace has to be accessed. So if you do not know what grace is or how to access it, then you will not be in a position to maximize the present of grace that you possess. Accessing the vertical flow of God’s grace is no tiny issue just due to the fact grace is no tiny issue. In Ephesians two:7, Paul says God saved us “so that in the ages to come He could possibly show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” The phrase “the ages to come” is a reference to the endless ages of eternity, which indicates that God will nevertheless be revealing new elements of His grace all through eternity.
But in order to tap into this inexhaustible provide of grace, you have to access it vertically. Let’s plug this truth of God’s marvelous grace back into our text in two Corinthians 9. Notice that Paul’s statement about grace in verse eight is sandwiched among verses six-7 and 9-10, which speak about how to access grace in partnership to the law of the harvest:
Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Every single a single should do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or beneath compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is in a position to make all grace abound to you, so that often possessing all sufficiency in almost everything, you may possibly have an abundance for just about every superior deed as it is written, “He scattered abroad, he gave to the poor,His righteousnessendures forever.” Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for meals will provide and multiply your seed for sowing and improve the harvest of your righteousness.
These verses relate God’s laws about providing and receiving, or sowing and reaping, to a farming context. I refer to this as the law of the harvest. If you have an understanding of farming, you will have an understanding of how to access God’s grace vertically by means of what you do horizontally.