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The Law of the Harvest

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I just love being around farmers! It probably stems from my work as a child on a tractor.

The Bible is full of verses and parables about agriculture, and the “law of the harvest” is one of my favorites. I’ve found the wisdom of “you reap what you sow” applies to every single area of life.

At Barnabas Foundation, we love helping plant (pun intended) ideas of tax-wise giving opportunities that yield tremendous impact.

We recently had the joy of helping farmer Gary Teerink give farm machinery toward God’s work. When generous people give non-cash assets like commodities, stock and real estate to ministry, the harvest is bountiful— both for the recipient and the giver.

As always, it is an honor to serve you as you faithfully sow your God-given resources back into the Kingdom. I’m reminded of these words from the Apostle Paul:

“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 enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” (1 Corinthians 9:10-11, NIV)