The Big Read – Daily Read
2 Corinthians 8:1-15
v1-6: Generous giving flows from a true love for God and a confident trust that He will provide for our needs. Before we give to gospel ministry or to believers who are in need, we first must give ourselves to the Lord by a fresh commitment of ourselves and all we have to the Lord Jesus Christ.
v7-15: Why should we be generous to those who have less than us? Because we are recipients of the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ who became poor in order to make us rich, “rich in the love and favour of God, rich in the blessings and promises of the new covenant, rich in the hopes of eternal life.” The love of Christ leads to Christian duties such as generous giving.
Quotes from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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