2 Cor.9:10 – This generous God who supplies abundant seed for the farmer, which becomes bread for our meals, is even more extravagant toward you. First he supplies every need, plus more. Then he multiplies the seed as you sow it, so that the harvest of your generosity will grow.
This verse has an interesting and very descriptive word in it. The word is epichorigeo and is translated “supplies” in today’s text. It is describing the way the Lord supplies for the giver comparing Himself to the one who supplies for a traveling choir. Epichorigeo is exactly that, the one who funds a musical tour. It is describing all of creation as a beautiful symphony, everything in that symphony is supplied by the Lord and is flowing out of His creative plans. He is calling each one of us to become part of His orchestra. He supplies everything, we just become joyful and willing participants. Here is how Adam Clarke describes this passage.
“The word epichorigeo, he that ministereth (supplies), is very emphatic; it signifies he who leads up the chorus; it means also to join to, associate, to supply or furnish one thing after another so that there be no want or chasm. Thus God is represented, in the course of his providence, associating and connecting causes and effects; keeping every thing in its proper place and state of dependence on another, and all upon himself; so that summer and winter, heat and cold, seed time and harvest, regularly succeed each other. Thus God leads up this grand chorus of causes and effects: provides the seed to the hand of the sower; gives him skill to discern the times when the earth should be prepared for the grain, and when the grain should be sowed; blesses the earth, and causes it to bring forth and bud, so that it may again minister seed to the sower and bread to the eater; and, by a watchful providence, preserves every thing.”
Most of us spent our lives separated and unaware of God’s plans and activities. As we taste of His grace and our eyes are opened to His goodness we become aware of His beautiful chorus that is happening literally all around us. Our hearts are opened to receive His love and at the same time our hearts are opened to give back. Before you know it you become caught up in His beautiful chorus; seedtime and harvest, giving and receiving become part of our lives.