Read thru New Testament Devotional – September 17, 2017

Paul’s admonition for godly living (6:11-9:15)-continued
2 Corinthians 8-9-He tells them about the offering going to Jerusalem- continued.
2 Corinthians 9
2 Corinthians 9:1-5-Paul tells them that their ministry has encouraged others (:2). Achaia is the regional area in which Macedonia was located. He is sending some men ahead of himself to make sure that all of the details have been taken care of as promised...so that there will be nothing that has been left undone that would be of discouragement.
2 Corinthians 9:6-15-God's principles for giving...

1. wesetthestandardforGod'sblessingbythewaythatwegive(:6); we should give because we want to, not because we feel we have to (:7);

  1. whenwedothis,ourgivingwillbeoutofGod'sresources(:8-10);
  2. when we do this, it will result in thanksgiving to God because we

    recognize Him as the true source (:11);

  3. itwillalsobeawitnesstoothers(:12-15).

Prayer: Lord, please help the way that I manage the things that I have to be a testimony of You and Your provision. Help me to give out of Your resources, and not out of mine.

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