“There is one who scatters, yet increases more; and there is one who withholds more than right, but it leads to poverty” (Proverbs 11:24).
God loves to outgive us.. The more we give, the more He gives us back. But if we’re not willing to give, God’s apt to take. If you won’t give Him an offering when you can, He might take a collection that will far outweigh what you could have given.
It’s like the story of a certain rich man in the Bible who had a big harvest and many riches, but instead of sharing with others, he decided to build bigger barns to hold more for himself (Luke 12:16–21). It wasn’t the big crop that was his sin; God gave him that. His problem was his selfishness—the barniness of his own soul, his unwillingness to share his blessings with others. God told him that he would die that very night and he couldn’t take anything with him, so he lost it all. That’s selfishness and its reward. But if you are willing to give, God will reward and repay and bless you with much more than you gave. He’s promised that!
Which are you doing?—Withholding or scattering? “Whatever measure you use to give—large or small—will be used to measure what is given back to you” (Luke 6:38).