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August 19, 2017

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Reading along with us in 2 Corinthians? Here’s today’s reading:

2 Corinthians 9 (ESV)

Now it is superfluous for me to write to you about the ministry for the saints,for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them. But I am sending the brothers so that our boasting about you may not prove empty in this matter, so that you may be ready, as I said you would be. Otherwise, if some Macedonians come with me and find that you are not ready, we would be humiliated—to say nothing of you—for being so confident. So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance for the gift you have promised, so that it may be ready as a willing gift, not as an exaction.

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work. As it is written,

“He has distributed freely, he has given to the poor;
    his righteousness endures forever.”Continue Reading

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  1. Some more principles of giving here…to give what we have decided in our hearts (under God’s direction presumably), to give generously and to give cheerfully. Do we consider it a privilege to participate with what God is doing by giving financially? Are we glad to be able to give?

    There are also promises here…if we sow generously you will also reap generously and all grace will abound to you. Don’t miss how our obedience and gladness in giving translates to other aspects of service and righteousness, that those will grow as well. See when God has control of our money it usually translates to control in other areas of life as well. There is a freedom that comes from the trust that comes from generous and cheerful giving. And when we trust God in that way, we will find it easier to trust God in other ways as well. And that allows us to abound in every good work because God provides what we need.

    It is interesting to me how it is all connected…..

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