|Reverend LC Muzembi|
Abound in this grace also, Giving!God gave us his only Son, the Son gave us his life; "For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich" 2 Corinthians 8:9.
God’s grace was bestowed on us, that while in our deep poverty we should be able to give to others also, why? Because our sufficiency is of God.
Grace does not operate in a vacuum,
your first action is to dedicate yourself to the Lord then abound in every thing; in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, in all diligence, in love for the brethren, and then in the spirit of cheerful giving.
Grace be with you, meaning;
- prove the sincerity of your love, 2 Corinthians 8:8.
- prove that your deeds are as good as your doctrine
- not only to do, but also to be forward, 2 Corinthians 8:10. Forward on giving, and on your own accord give, be ready to minister to the needs of other believers.
It is profitable for you, not only to do something but to want to do it cheerfully and energetically, and to want to finish it. "For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God; Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men; And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you. Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift" 2 Corinthians 9:12-15.
Show your love;"Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give ; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work" 2 Corinthians 9:7-8.
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