An “upward spiral” of generosity

Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 8:1-15, 9:7-8,11-15 (day five)  “You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. . .thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” (9:11-12, 15) In a moment of spontaneous praise, Paul thanks God for the gift of Christ. It is indescribable all that God did for us on the cross.  What powerful effects this gift has!  Having received, we begin to give.   Others who receive  also begin to give thanks (the first form of giving).  As we give, God is pleased to enrich us with more.  Larger and larger the circle grows.  Note the optimism of true faith.  This is not “small shrinking circle”.  It is an “upward spiral” of Kingdom expansion which began with the generosity of God!  In a world as selfish as ours, there was no other way. Lord, catch us up in this expanding circle of generosity!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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