The Big Read – Daily Read
2 Corinthians 9
v1-5: “When we want others to do what is good, we must act wisely and tenderly toward them and give them time.” This is what Paul does here, as he encourages the Corinthians Christians to give relief to their poor brothers and sisters in Jerusalem.
v6-15: How are we to give? We are to give generously, thoughtfully, and freely. “We should give generously, with open hands, and cheerfully, with an open heart, being glad we have the ability and an opportunity to be charitable.” Remember God “can cause us to have enough in everything, to be content with what we have, to make up what we give, and to be able to give even more.” He can “give us not only enough for ourselves but also the resources with which we may supply the needs of others.”
Quotes from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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