2 Corinthians 9

Author

Scott Dixon

SCRIPTURE

2 Corinthians 9

OBSERVATIONS

· Paul acknowledges the Corinth Church's example of generosity and boasts about the church to the Macedonians.
· Paul announces the sending of brothers to ensure the Corinthians are prepared for Paul and the Macedonians visit so no embarrassment comes from Paul's boasting confidence in the Corinth Church.
· Paul reiterates the need to have brothers visit before hand to guarantee the generous gift that had been promised will be ready and to prepare the hearts of the people.
· Verses 9: 6 - 11 make the principle of generosity very clear.
· 9:6 - We harvest in proportion to what we plant.
· 9:7 - Give from your heart not out of guilt or boastfulness.
· 9:8-9 - God gives to us abundantly so we may distribute God's possession to the needy.
· The church's obedience of generosity along with the gospel of Christ will lead others to follow God.

APPLICATION

2 Corinthians 9 reminded me to always be generous with my possessions. Whether that is in the form of money, resources or time God desires my obedience so I may be a living example of Christ to others. Too many times I have lost an opportunity to be used as a vessel from God by simply not being available to show generosity.

PRAYER

Father thank you for your words in 2 Corinthians 9 to show me how to be generous so others will come know Christ. May I be an example pleasing to you so when visitors pass through they will see your love and grace. Give me boldness to always speak of your name and the gift of Jesus.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Karen Asselin wrote:
I am encouraged by knowing that Paul had to send others ahead to make sure the Corinthians would follow through with their gift. Sometimes we have good intentions , but don' follow through. I am glad I am not the only one who needs to be reminded. I also what God to give me the boldness to keep others accountable for their commitments instead of letting them go back on their words-- for their sake-- because after all it isn't about money anyway because God supplies all our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus
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Wed, April 29, 2015 @ 6:46 AM

2. Jim Asselin wrote:
How often I forget how God's resources are inexaustible. And He has been so faithful in proving this again and again, HIs economy is so wholly different than mine, and in giving He says test me in this, where does it come from? From God of course, why am I surprised still when I see Him come through? " Our generosity will result in thanksgiving to God" may God exercise my faith.

Wed, April 29, 2015 @ 7:03 AM

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