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Read 2 Corinthians 5:1 through 9:15
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7).
Paul goes on to state that whoever gives sparingly will receive sparingly and whoever gives bountifully will receive bountifully. One thing a generous giver will receive from God is an increased ability to do good.
What is the effect of giving generously? First, it supplies the needs of the local church (verse 12). Secondly, it produces thanks to God (verse 12.) It also causes people to glorify God for obedience to the gospel (verse 13). It creates prayer for the givers by the recipients (verse 14).
When we give out of what we have, God promises to provide for us and bless us. The more generous we are to others, the more generous God is to us. What we give out of our limited ability, God returns to us out of His abundance. Think of ways to give to God, and start giving generously and cheerfully.
Challenge for Today: Determine in what ways you can give more generously.
Quicklook: 2 Corinthians 9:6–15
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Prayer is our link with God, an awesome avenue through which we can express praise and adoration to Him for His goodness, love, and mercy; and an avenue through which we can voice our petitions and concerns. God's Word assures us that we can "come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).
Prayer also moves the hand of God on behalf of needs and circumstances in our church, our families, our community, nation, and world. Take time to pray and intercede for these areas as God leads you. Become part of a prayer group and intercede with others in times of corporate prayer. As you seek God's help, expect reports of great victory to follow as God answers prayer.
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