2 Corinthians Chapter 9
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5 Therefore I thought it necessary to exhort the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your bounty, whereof ye had notice before, that the same might be ready, as a matter of bounty, and not as of covetousness.
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The reason for sending Titus to collect their alms. (1-5) The Corinthians to be liberal and cheerful, The apostle thanks God for his unspeakable gift. (6-15)1-5 When we would have others do good, we must act toward them prudently and tenderly, and give them time. Christians should consider what is for the credit of their profession, and endeavour to adorn the doctrine of God their Saviour in all things. The duty of ministering to the saints is so plain, that there would seem no need to exhort Christians to it; yet self-love contends so powerfully against the love of Christ, that it is often necessary to stir up their minds by way of remembrance.
6-15 Money bestowed in charity, may to the carnal mind seem thrown away, but when given from proper principles, it is seed sown, from which a valuable increase may be expected. It should be given carefully. Works of charity, like other good works, should be done with thought and design. Due thought, as to our circumstances, and those we are about to relieve, will direct our gifts for charitable uses. Help should be given freely, be it more or less; not grudgingly, but cheerfully. While some scatter, and yet increase; others withhold more than is meet, and it tends to poverty. If we had more faith and love, we should waste less on ourselves, and sow more in hope of a plentiful increase. Can a man lose by doing that with which God is pleased? He is able to make all grace abound towards us, and to abound in us; to give a large increase of spiritual and of temporal good things. He can make us to have enough in all things; and to be content with what we have. God gives not only enough for ourselves, but that also wherewith we may supply the wants of others, and this should be as seed to be sown. We must show the reality of our subjection to the gospel, by works of charity. This will be for the credit of our profession, and to the praise and glory of God. Let us endeavour to copy the example of Christ, being unwearied in doing good, and deeming it more blessed to give than to receive. Blessed be God for the unspeakable gift of his grace, whereby he enables and inclines some of his people to bestow upon others, and others to be grateful for it; and blessed be his glorious name to all eternity, for Jesus Christ, that inestimable gift of his love, through whom this and every other good thing, pertaining to life and godliness, are freely given unto us, beyond all expression, measure, or bounds.
R. D. Mattock's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 comment on 3/21/2013, 9:35am...
God’s law of reward: There are 4 R’s which govern the laws of poverty and prosperity: Reward, release, receiving, and reaping. Reward: Luke 10:7 “The labourer is worth of his hire (reward).” Your employer is not doing you any special favour by writing you a pay check, you earn it. Proverbs 28:19 “He that tilleth (Works hands) his land shall have plenty of bread (No work, no reward). Release-sowing: Proverbs 11:24, 25 “There is he that scattered, and yet increaseth; and there is he that witholdeth more than is fitting, but it tendeth to poverty.” Scatter your money, it will increase, and you will be prosperous. Hoard to much of it, and you will be poor.” You mean I have to start giving my money to be prosperous? That doesn’t make sense. Luke 6:38 “Give and it shall be given unto you.”
Receiving Have you ever heard of a farmer who planted his seed and didn’t expect a return. It is godly to give expecting to receive. When God sent His Son, he expected to receive something in return: Sons and daughters. Jesus was a receiver, we see him, receive food, lodging, gifts, and even a donkey.
Reaping Galatians 6:6-9 “Be Not Deceived; God is not mocked. For whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For in due season we shall reap if we faint not.” When will we reap? In due season.
Leniza aguinaldo's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 comment about verse 7 on 2/21/2013, 7:45am...
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Timothy Wayne George's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 comment on 7/24/2012, 6:55am...
Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift. We know this gift is the Lord Jesus Christ. Since God has given us the greatest gift that could have been given, then we should give cheerfully to the work of the Lord. When we sow bountifully, we will reap bountifully. Yet if we sow sparingly, we will also reap sparingly. Jesus did not complain about giving his life for us, but for the joy that was set before him he endured the cross, despising the shame. Now he is seated at the right hand of the Father making intercession for us. Remember the widow gave her two mites, and Jesus commended her over all the rich people who gave of their abundance. We should give of our time, talent, and treasure to the Lord. Praise God for he loves a cheerful giver.
Gerald's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 comment about verse 8 on 11/09/2011, 3:08am...
i think good works are possible when Gods grace is sufficient,
James okoth's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 comment on 11/03/2011, 2:02am...
Giving should come from the heart not out of being forced or for the sake because God loves a ready giver
Fenyta's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 comment about verse 6 on 2/01/2010, 3:40am...
This verse just right on me since it's really strengthen me not to be grumble, but always thankful to Him. Currently, this verse is really His plan on me. Anybody else feels like that? Just do like written and believe that promise.
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