When We Give….
Posted on October 9, 2019 by Erin Culleny in Freedom Fighters
When we give of ourselves, ‘two good things will result from this ministry; first, the needs of the believers will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.’ As a result of your acts of kindness, believers who receive your gift will give glory to God. If that isn’t enough, your generosity to them and to all others will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ. And they will pray for you with deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you. Wow!
We put so much emphasis on the gift itself, and at times understandably so because of the stress it relives in one’s life, but please don’t miss all that God is doing to build up our faith and bring abundant joy into all of our lives.
Along with Paul and those early believers, we “Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!”
(2 Corinthians 9:12-15)
Praying you know the abundant grace and joy of our Savior and God today.
“Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21)
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Written by David Brown: David Brown is a husband, father, and grandfather with a Masters of Religious Studies and a Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Religions. Dave is a member of Pemberton’s First Baptist Church.
Think About This: Good works do not make a good man, but a good man does good works. – Martin Luther
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and uphold me by Your generous Spirit. – Psalm 51:12
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