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Seed Sown in Famine

08 Oct

There was a famine…and…Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him. And the man waxed great…he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him. (Gen. 26:1-3, 12-14.)

There was shortage in Canaan, a famine borne of drought. The skies were brass, the earth parched, and yet but despite the abysmal conditions, Isaac believed God would bless the seeds he sowed in faith.

So despite the evident impossibility of a harvest, Isaac planted seed he could have saved for food. And the Bible says he reaped a hundredfold and became very rich–all in a time of famine!

It takes faith to sow into the Gospel when the economy is down, but God can bless you despite the apparent situation. For seed sown in famine is miracle seed, borne of sacrifice and watered by faith.

And faith produces miracles, every time. So expect a bountiful harvest, whether your seed be small or great. The size of the gift is irrelevant–it’s the faith expressed in the act of giving that really matters. And faith will always produce a harvest, for God Himself promised “none of them that trust in Him will be disappointed.” (Ps. 34.22)

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Posted by on October 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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