Notes, Explanatory & Practical, on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians & the Epistle to the Galatians
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... connexion. 10. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower. This is an expression of an earnest wish. In the previous verses he had stated the promises, or had shown what we had a right to expect as a consequence of liberality. He here unites the expression of an earnest desire that they might experience this themselves. The allusion is to the act of sowing seed. The idea is, that when a man scatters seed in his field God provides him with the means of sowing again. He not only gives him a harvest to supply his wants, but ho blesses him also in giving him the ability to sow again. 'Such was the benevolent wish of Paul. He desired not only that God would supply their returning wants, but he desired also that he would give them the ability to do good again that he would furnish them the means 11 Being enriched in everything to all bountifulness,1 which i simpliciti1, or tibcrriily. of future benevolence. He acknowledges God as the source of all increase, and wishes that they may experience the results of such increase. Perhaps in this language there is an allusion to Isa. lv. 10; and the idea is, that it is God who furnishes by his providence the seed to the sower. In like manner he will famish you the means of doing good. 1 Minister bread for your food. Furnish you with an ample supply for your wants. " Multiply your seed sown. Greatly increase your means of doing good; make the result of all your benefactions so to abound that you may have the means of doing good again, and on a larger scale, as the seed sown in the earth is so increased that the farmer may have the means of sowing more abundantly again. 1 And increase the fruits of your righteousness. This evidently means, the results and effects of their benevolence. The word...
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