“How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, And You give them drink from the river of Your pleasures.” – Psa. 36:7-8
Some verses just sing.
How precious is God’s kindness. When we put our trust in Him, God exceeds our wildest expectations – not with earthly health and wealth, but – with the fullness of His house.
That’s verses 7-8. The icing on the cake is verse 9: “For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.”
He is the source, not us or our circumstances or our feelings. Because of Him we see the world as it truly is.
Like I said: Sings.
“And their message will spread like cancer. Hymenaeus and Philetus are of this sort,” – 2 Tim. 2:17
False teachers and their teaching are like cancer. The actual Greek word is gangrene; an eating sore. It literally gnaws you.
So gross and so deadly.
“And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” – 2 Cor. 12:9
When I hear the prosperity gospel and all that the Word of Faith speakers say, I am reminded of Paul’s writing is just how different they are from him. Couldn’t get more different. It is a different message.
“The sower sows the word.” – Mark 4:14
Read Mark 4:1-20.
WHAT IS THE SEED?
There can be no question about what the “seed” is. Jesus spells it out in verse 14: the seed is the WORD of God.
It is not money.
A teacher who tells you to “sow a seed of money” is a FALSE teacher.
Teaching that encourages you to bribe God is a FALSE teaching (Deut. 10:17).
God is not a wishing well. He doesn’t sell indulgences. You can’t force God’s hand, scratch His back, offer quid pro quo, exchange with Him, or swap with the Living God. He will not be prostituted. God is not for sale.
The result of sowing the seed of God’s word is not material things. The fruit is regeneration. The harvest is thanksgiving to God who created the growth in the first place (2 Cor. 9:10-12 and 1 Cor. 3:7).
It’s about saving souls, not getting shiny new stuff or promotions.
What kind of god would God be if He operated like this? If the price is right, I’ll grant your request. What? God is not a banker, He is the Father.
How different is this than the teachings of Jesus! Couldn’t get more different! Check out Matt. 6:25-34.
Who was the only disciple concerned with wealth?
Seed faith teaching is a scourge on the body of Christ. It is a plague. It is a cancer.
Yes, absolutely sow a seed. Not a man-centered seed, but a biblical one; the word of God.