Generous Giving

2 Cor 9:12-14 CEB

Your ministry of this service to God’s people isn’t only fully meeting their needs but it is also multiplying in many expressions of thanksgiving to God. They will give honor to God for your obedience to your confession of Christ’s gospel. They will do this because this service provides evidence of your obedience, and because of your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone. They will also pray for you, and they will care deeply for you because of the outstanding grace that God has given to you.

2 Cor 9:12-14 NLT

So two good things will result from this ministry of giving—the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God. As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ. And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you.

Two good things result from the ministry of giving :  the needs of the saints are met and they will express their thanksgiving to God our Lord.  It is also proof or evidence of our faith – that we believe in Christ and obey Him in helping the least of the brothers.  (Matt 25:33-46).  Doing good by giving to the saints is an acceptable worship sacrifice or a memorial offering to God. (Heb 13:16).  Of course, if we trumpet our giving or we do not give cheerfully,  then we are not obeying Christ because we love Him but do so with other motives.

One of the greatest joys in life is to have fellow brothers and sisters caring deeply for us by praying for us.

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