Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Thanks Be To GOD For HIS Indescribable GIFT, JESUS CHRIST!

2 Corinthians 9:1-15 NIV

1There is no need for me to write to you about this service to The LORD'S people. 2For I know your eagerness to help, and I have been boasting about it to the Macedonians, telling them that since last year you in Achaia were ready to give; and your enthusiasm has stirred most of them to action. 3But I am sending the brothers in order that our boasting about you in this matter should not prove hollow, but that you may be ready, as I said you would be. 4For if any Macedonians come with me and find you unprepared, we—not to say anything about you—would be ashamed of having been so confident. 5So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to visit you in advance and finish the arrangements for the generous gift you had promised. Then it will be ready as a generous gift, not as one grudgingly given.

Generosity Encouraged

6Remember this:

Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and 

whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

7Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for 

GOD Loves a cheerful giver. 

8 And GOD Is Able To Bless you abundantly, so that in 

all things at all times, having all that you need, you 

will abound in every good work.

9As it is written:

“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;

their righteousness endures forever.”

10Now HE WHO Supplies seed to the sower and bread for 

food Will Also Supply and Increase your store of seed 

and Will Enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. 

11You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving To GOD.

12This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of The LORD'S people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to GOD. 

 13Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise GOD for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the Gospel of CHRIST, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. 14And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing Grace GOD Has Given you. 

15 Thanks Be To GOD for HIS Indescribable Gift!

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