Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 8:1-15 (day one)
“There are many hearing me who now know well that they are not Christians because they do not love to give. To give largely and liberally, not grudging at all, requires a new heart.”–Robert Murray McCheyne.
“And Zacchaeus said, ‘Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor’. . .Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house.’ “–Luke 19:8-9
“In a great ordeal of affliction their abundance of joy and their deep poverty overflowed in the wealth of their generosity.”–2 Corinthians 8:2
The Macedonian miracle is not unusual in Christian history. It is, in fact, the norm! God gives! Joy comes! Recipients become givers!
Generosity is a learned virtue. A proof of new life. For God so loved the world He GAVE. For the church so loved God that we GIVE in response.
He does not fail in His generosity. We dare not fail in ours.