2 Corinthians 9:1-3
2Co 9:1 In one sense, it is redundant for me to write to you about this service to the saints,
2Co 9:2 because I know how eager you are; I brag about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year. And your fervor has stirred up most of them.
2Co 9:3 But I am sending the brothers so that our bragging about you may not prove empty concerning this project, so that you may be ready, as I said you would be.
prove me right
Paul has assured other regions that there would be no problem getting funds from Achaia. So, now he sends a gentle reminder to the Corinthians to prove him right. Relief funds are needed, so now it is time to make good all that stuff about loving our neighbors as ourselves. Christianity is a profession, but there comes a time when we have to demonstrate what we profess.
LORD, prepare us for proving our faith in you, and our faithfulness to you and to each other.