2 Corinthians 8:7-15
7 But as you excel in everything—
in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness,
and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.
8 I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine.
9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. 10 And in this matter I give my judgment: this benefits you, who a year ago started not only to do this work but also to desire to do it.
11 So now finish doing it as well, so that your readiness in desiring it may be matched by your completing it out of what you have.
12 For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have. 13 For I do not mean that others should be eased and you burdened, but that as a matter of fairness 14 your abundance at the present time should supply their need, so that their abundance may supply your need, that there may be fairness. 15 As it is written, “Whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack.”
God is interesting. There is no limit to His Storehouse.
The LORD will make you abound in prosperity, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your beast and in the produce of your ground, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you. 12"The LORD will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
This is what Paul thought of the people he brought the Good News of Jesus Christ to:
You excel in everything— in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also.
Paul had so many, many verses explaining of the Love God has for us.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
And now these these three things remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.
But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort.
Thanks be to God, who put into the heart of Titus the same earnest care I have for you.
While they long for you and pray for you, because of the surpassing grace of God upon you. Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!
I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls.
This Scripture is found by just browsing Corinthians idly. Paul has pages and page declaring why he left his life to bring Jesus to - us. If you need a booster on how wide, deep and high is God's Love - look for this as you flip through the pages just telling us specifically of the Love for His people proclaimed in Jesus.
Manna - God sent renewal each day if we look for the moment in each new morning we see His Mercies renew each day. An inspiring part to manna - God's blessings do not have to be locked away - they are refreshed and renewed daily. In gratitude we see the sufficiency of each day. God not burdening us - but strengthening and encouraging us.
Father God, as we daily open our hands to You to invite You in - we are checking we are New Creations in You. Open my heart to create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right Spirit within me.
Bring me the joy of Your Salvation, and uphold me with a willing Spirit. Renew my mind and help me in Your Will discern what is Your Godly will, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Let us put on, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
Put in me love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
We place in Your Care and Love - our loved ones. The people you bring us and our Churches - may her doors open each day in Expectation of Your Glory, and our Nation. Knowing all Goodness is in You, Father God. Amen.
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