“Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap, which have neither storehouse nor barn; and God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds?” - Luke 12:24
Jesus again used the birds of the air to make a point about the loving care and provision that God promises and provides for His own.
In this example Jesus wants us to note that ravens, great scavengers, do not sow and they do not store away food for a rainy day. They live from day to day and God’s kind providence provides for their daily needs.
Now Jesus again makes the point that we are more valuable than the birds because not only will God provide for our daily needs, but He has given us an eternal principle that is to be practiced – sowing and reaping.
Giving, we know, is the very nature of our heavenly Father and we also know when a farmer sows a seed he expects to reap a harvest. This principle encourages us to sow money into the kingdom of God, our time and our talents.
When we sow into God’s kingdom we are assured of a rich harvest. God will never be outdone in blessing His children. He loves to dote on us.
Our sowing and reaping is not just for ourselves, but enables us to harvest a surplus for us to be a blessing to others.
When a great multitude of people followed Jesus and they needed to be fed, Jesus took five small loaves of bread and two small fishes, broke it, multiplied it, and gave the fish and bread to 5 000 people to satisfy their hunger.
What you are able to give to God’s kingdom may seem small in your hand, but God is the Great Multiplier.
Dear Father God, thank You for every promise that You have made to provide and sustain me in life. I trust You today to meet all my needs as I commit to continually sowing into Your kingdom.