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THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS

CHAPTER 9


BIBLICAL GENEROSITY IN THE BIBLE
CHRISTIAN GENEROSITY BIBLE VERSES

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THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS

CHAPTER 9


BIBLICAL GENEROSITY IN THE BIBLE QUEST
CHRISTIAN GENEROSITY BIBLE VERSES JOURNEY

It's a great day for more Daily Bread! Glad to have you back again to share more of this second letter from Paul to the Corinthians. Have you ever been asked to collect money for some reason? It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. If you think you don't like being asked for money, probably the person who has been asked to ask for it likes it even less ... unless you understand the opportunity that you're giving people.

That sounds crazy, you might say, scratching your pate. What kind of opportunity can giving away your money be? It may sound like more of an opportunity for the receiver than for the giver, until you look at things from a spiritual point of view.

How many times have you heard these things?

It's better to give than to receive.

Share the wealth.

Lay up your treasures in heaven, where moth and rust don't corrupt.

Let's answer another question. When a gift is given to someone, who is usually the receiver of these three words, "God bless you?" So who is really receiving the better gift?

How many times do you give, and you don't receive a blessing because you didn't do it willingly? Is there grace (favors from God) that could be waiting for you, if you just change your attitude about giving, from reluctant to eager? Are there treasures that could be added to your account in heaven, just because of your outlook? I think yes.


BIBLICAL GENEROSITY IN THE BIBLE LESSON
CHRISTIAN GENEROSITY BIBLE VERSES PATH

Now, just a little refresher; Paul is collecting money to take to the elders in Jerusalem for the believers there, because there was a famine, Acts 11:30. So he's the one with the dirty job, that someone has to do, but he, instead of just asking for money, tells of the Grace that God provides to those who give from their hearts. Paul doesn't want anyone in Corinth to be embarrassed about their donation for the Saints, and we know that he arranged for their collection to be taken up before he arrives. Now he continues to encourage them further.

It's not necessary for me to write to you yet again about the ministering to the Saints, because I know the willingness of your mind, and I brag to the people of Macedonia about you, that Achaia (where Corinth was located) was ready a year ago, and your enthusiasm has motivated many people.

Still, I've decided to send Titus and the others in case our bragging about your readiness is for no reason, and in case by chance, some people from Macedonia come with me, and find you unprepared and we (rather, you) should be ashamed about this confident bragging.


BIBLICAL GENEROSITY IN THE BIBLE STUDY
CHRISTIAN GENEROSITY BIBLE VERSES EXPLAINED

Though Paul believes that the Corinthians are sincere, he knows that things happen over time, that are unexpected, so he wants to cover all bases, to avoid any hard feelings for anyone. Let me give you an example: One of the Corinthians pledges that he'll donate 5 farthings every week for the collection, but his little son broke his arm falling out of a tree and he had to pay a doctor for treating it. So you see, many people probably had circumstances arise that may have caused them to fall short in their pledges, but he is also saying, Hey, I bragged about your generosity to encourage them to give also, if it turns out that it doesn't come to pass, we will all be embarrassed ... So, Paul says:

So, I thought it was necessary to encourage the brethren
to go to you before I arrive and collect your generosity
that you promised, ahead of time so that it would be ready
and that it would signify generosity and not greed.

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

Proverbs 22:9
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Aha, there are also those who may have had a change of heart about their pledges, remember Paul's trip was postponed to Corinth, maybe they didn't plan on saving for over an entire year. By the same token, the poor Saints probably didn't count on their already poverty stricken lives to be stricken even harder by dearth.


BIBLICAL GENEROSITY IN THE BIBLE TRUTH
CHRISTIAN GENEROSITY BIBLE VERSES PROMISE

Let every man give depending on how he plans in his heart, not grudgingly, or unwillingly, because God loves a cheerful giver.

Deuteronomy 15:7-8
If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother: But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.

Now Paul begins to tell of the blessings for the generous giver.

And God is able to make all Grace plentiful toward you, so that you,
having enough of everything may be able to do every good work.

As it is written,

Psalms 112:9
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.


BIBLICAL GENEROSITY IN THE BIBLE DISCUSSION
CHRISTIAN GENEROSITY BIBLE VERSES TEACHINGS

Now may God, who gives seed to the sower, give bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness, being enriched in every thing to all plenteousness, which causes through us, thanksgiving to God.

Because the performing of this service not only supplies the needs of the Saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings to God; while by the experiment of this service they glorify God for your loyalty to the Gospel of Christ, and for your generous gift to them, and to all men, and by their prayer for you, which thirst for the exceeding Grace of God in you.

So, not only does generosity bring about help to the needy, but it brings praise to God for the givers, and glorifying God is a very good thing! Here's a curious question: When you see a homeless person asking for money on a street corner, do you rub your chin as you look at them and try and decide if they're deserving? Is the true question whether or not the person who judges them, deserving of any favors from God for their ... So called generosity?


BIBLICAL GENEROSITY IN THE BIBLE SUMMARY
CHRISTIAN GENEROSITY BIBLE VERSES CONCLUSION

Every opportunity to be generous to one of God's children is an opportunity for blessings to be released in your life. For as Jesus said ... What you do to the least of my brethren ... You do unto me.

Thanks be to God for His priceless gift.

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