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  • Brianna vs. 4-11
    While many religions focus on an external ministry, Paul reminded us of the need of an internal ministry. This can be a caring of those taking the lead among us, but also our fellow brothers and sisters. ( Vs. 6) We are not asked to give beyond our means, but to whatever we can reasonably give. So, continue the generous spirit, but never be pressured to give beyond what you can.
  • Ivy Johnson
    Appeal made for the poor and needy Saints in Jerusalem: Paul encourages people at Corinth give liberally. Corinthians Christians abounded in many things: other graces: had example of Christ’s giving, encouraging give unselfishly: Macedonian churches been generous:Titus to Corinth: collection. Paul recommends him and his companions: God will bless them for giving: and it will give glory to God!
  • Hazel Carty
    Thank you Lord,I love you for I know that your Grace is sufficient for me
  • Steve morrow
    2CORINTHIANS8:7therefore as you abound in everything in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all diligence and in your love to us see that you abound in thisgrace also8:13for I mean not that other men be eased and you burdened8:14but by an equality that now at this timeyour abundance may be a supply for their want that their abundancealso may be a supply for your want that theremay be equality
  • Ann
    Vicki, another meaning would be: we do you to wit (to know) of the grace of God. Amen
  • A disciple
    Wit means know or knowledge; like in the saying, At my wits end. A more clear translation would read: "But, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God..." (Wycliffe Bible)
  • Vicki
    I’d like to know what “we do you to wit” means. I know there’s supposed to be a built in dictionary but I can’t figure it out.
  • Steve morrow
  • Ray321
    2 Corinthians 8:15 As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over and he that had gathered little had no lack. I praised the Lord for what little I have. I thank God for struggles in life, for it helps me grow in the Lord.
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  • Irene123
    To Linda - What a beautiful testimony!!
  • Linda
    Raising four children with a man that would not let me work, but could not keep a job, we tithed. W were blessed beyond measure. We loved the Lord and loved our church. God is good.
  • BSP
    In verse 4 they begged to have a share even though they were in deep poverty.
  • Butch
    An important point, I feel. (V. 5) "...but first gave their own selves to the Lord..."

  • Norm
    Isaiah 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
  • Michaeltug
    Life is short. Of course, this is a common truth, but do we often remember about it? How can we feel the value of life staying at home? They say if you don't like the place where you are - move, you're not a tree after all. By the same principle, I want to say that traveling - is an important component of fulfilling life. Let's not waste life without avail but explore this wonderful planet! It rem
  • Tea
    Preachers try to manipulate people into giving what they don't have and this is not God's way at all.read the word of God and be blessed.
  • Dawn
    Looking back over my life from my childhood I know I have a lot to give God thanks for I thank Him for agreeing to let his only Son take my pain,I love you Lord Jesus.
  • Anne
    To show the love of God in our heart we should not only give of ourselves but of our substance and as God gives to us.
  • Folasade Olajuyin for verse 9
    Christ so genearous to me. He took my shame, my being dragged in the mud.he took my personality for his, he gave me his own self.I can be seen as jesus is
  • Jesus is the opposite. Of every bad thing in my life
  • Taf
    i had a crazy experience this easter, I did some things I hoped were alright though something told me they weren 't. I felt very much ashamed by my obvious realisation that I was wrong and it was a disgusting feeling for a person in my position. I came to God and said I was sorry, asked Him to help me, then read chapter 7 of 2nd Corinthians then concluded on this very chapter. Chapter 7 encourages us to move forward from our wrong and specifically verses 11 and 12 for me, encourage not only thinking of doing good or right but executing the good deeds and works. not to procrastinate my intention to show repentance but putting it to action! I 'm amazed at how God talks to us. I feel encouraged, if Jesus could ignore the weight of leaving his glory for my feeble soul I owe Him this: my loyal repentance! be blessed to be a blessing today!
  • A person gives according to his means, and his gifts are not merely tolerable but especially acceptable to Jehovah God.
  • Billcody for verse 9
    Christians are the most expensive people in this world
  • David Fig
    I think I sometimes miss out on the fullness of what verse 9 is really saying to me. Colossians 1 16 reminds me that everything in heaven as well as all things on earth where created by him and for him. He left his home in glory, to come into this sin cursed world. He could say of himself that he had no place to even lay his head. To seek, search and find me.. And all or any who believe. John 3 16. Sometimes I place more value on my material gains than I should. He placed more value on us over all that he owned. Which is everything in existence. He gave all he had for everyone of us. Hallelujah what a Savior! What am I doing with his sacrifice? May God help us to store up our treasures in heaven and not make ourselves comfortable in the material perishing things of this soon passing world that rejected the Son or God.
  • Mambo Mugumbate for verse 9
    I am proud of my Lord Jesus Christ, for He took away spiritual poverty from me. The richness of this world is a bonus for my acceptance of him Jesus .Oh yes, yes i am both spiritually and materially rich because he was made poor in both spheres for me.
  • its a very touchy verse...it shows nd confirms tht the Lord really loves us
  • Isaac Ogbotor for verse 9
    For I know that I will never be broke a single day of my life because Christ went broke for my sake, this knowledge automatically makes me to prosper and walk in wealth everyday of my life!!!
  • BSP
    Verse 2 of this chapter really shows the love of the Macedonian Christians in action. They themselves were in deep poverty and undergoing tribulation, but they begged to be able to give to their fellow believers in the faith. It goes to show that even if we have a little we should always strive to show a generous attitude in giving to others. This doesn't always have to be money. It can be our time, our energy, or other resources. It reminds me of Galatians 6:10, which encourages us to "work good towards all, but especially toward those related to us in the faith."
  • R. D. Mattock
    Verse 2, Its important for us to acknowledge that hardships, trials, tribulations and troubles are a necessary part of life. John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." In the world we will have tribulations and troubles -- sicknesses, family tragedies, out of work, financial difficulties, family problems, earthquakes, floods etc., business failure etc. It is a given, but Jesus says, "be of good cheer". He is saying that we must learn how to find joy in the midst of life's hardships, because He has overcome the world. James tells us to count all of this joy. James 1:2-4, My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. How many of us really take this verse seriously? The truth is, if we really desire the liberating power of God's Spirit and kingdom in our lives, we must find joy in life's hardships. Two reasons why we need to learn how to enjoy life's hardships. 1. The Storms of Life Help To Keep Us On Track With God. Psalms 119:67, Before I was afflicted I went astray, But now I keep Your word. There's a story of a woman who became the victim of amnesia. For three months she wandered, but during a severe thunderstorm she suddenly remembered who she was and where she was from. How often the storms of life bring us back to our senses! God sends them not to destroy us but to help us. Many people can look back and thank God for the storms that brought them back to Him! 2. Struggles And Hardships Sift Out The Impurities In Our Lives. Hebrews 12:27-28, Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. A Christian man lost his home and mill when a flood washed them away. He was brokenhearted and discouraged as he stood surveying his loss. Just then he saw a glittering object that had been uncovered by the waters. It was gold! The disaster he thought had made him a beggar had actually made him wealthy. So, the Lord often works through our troubles to strip away certain cherished possessions to show us the better treasures of His love and power. How thankful we should be that in every storm of affliction we have the assurance that the Lord has a good purpose in view! The more joy we are able to find in the midst of life's hardships the stronger and more secure we will be as individuals, who are now able to walk in victory and succeeding in the issues of life. Nehemiah 8:10 ...for this day is holy to our LORD. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength. It all boils down to the fact that hardships are a part of life and there is no way we can escape them in our lives. They serve a meaningful purpose.

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