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1 For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you:

2 For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath provoked very many.

3 Yet have I sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this behalf; that, as I said, ye may be ready:

4 Lest haply if they of Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared, we (that we say not, ye) should be ashamed in this same confident boasting.

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.

6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.

10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)

11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.

12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;

13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;

14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.

15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

 


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Matthew Henry's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 Bible commentary...



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.

 


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Mere's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 comment on 6/21/2014, 12:29pm...

I believe in planting seed but I started to ignore Gods words I repent from my sin and start to be obedience to Gods word and I start to see his word activate on my seed I Praise You Lord. Amen

 


Olgar Mbota's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 comment on 5/20/2014, 7:46am...

since i learnt that sowing of seeds could be either material or any service done in sincerity for God ' seek. I find it a joy and its bearing fruits unto my God. Bless the Lord my soul.

 


BETTY ASANTEWAA ARTHUR's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 comment about verse 7 on 4/10/2014, 1:43am...

GIVING IS A SACRIFICE,AND AN HONOUR TO BE USED TO SOLVE A NEED. DO IT WILLINGLY.

 


Raymond Bisnar's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 comment about verse 6 on 3/27/2014, 9:22pm...

Test of Faith for every Christian and in did God is not a mocking God he always true in His promises.I for many who was bless after passing the test and continuously planting seeds.

 


Nontobeko's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 comment about verse 6 on 1/14/2014, 1:53am...

It has been a long time I have wanted to look at different teachings about tithes and offering since before I had only understood that there is just one scripture about it. I'm sure I am going to understand better as time goes on.

"Praise God everything about you seems to make sense so who would separate me from you and you never lie" I LOVE YOU.

 


Darwina's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 comment on 12/15/2013, 6:36pm...

giving of your time by serving unto the Lord. God wants us to give of our time willingly not because we have to so God will be blessed and we are never to give to get back

 


Eugene Alexander's 2 Corinthians Chapter 9 comment about verse 7 on 11/25/2013, 12:54pm...

God just love a satisfy giver

 


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