The Good and Righteous Man

In 2 Corinthians chapter nine, as Paul is writing to the Corinthians about finances, he quotes from the Old Testament in  Psalm 112:9 where the biblical context is talking about the good and righteous man.

As it is written: “He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”

Amazing. Herein he is stating that the good and righteous man is one who is generous. He goes on to say God will provide “seed to the sower”.

Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion…” 2 Corinthians 9:10-11 

The term “rich” here refers to material goods. God will add to the one who is generously giving of what they have, lavishly spreading seed in all directions. They get more seed. However, the stingy one who is trying to hold on, hoard and preserve what they have will not receive more seed. Proverbs states it another way…the man who refreshes others is refreshed himself.

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 25:11

So that is practical, biblical Christian finances right there. Paul breaks it down for us. Guess what? This generous, good and righteous man can also be a  woman! As we know Jesus had wealthy women traveling with him (Luke 8:3).

 

 

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