what good it does

marmsky devotions pics November 2017 (11)devotional post # 2197

2 Corinthians 9:10-12

2Co 9:10  The one supplying seed to the planter and bread for food will supply and inrease your seed for planting and increase the harvest of your righteousness.
2Co 9:11  You will be enriched in every way so you can be generous in every way, which will produce thanksgiving to God by means of us.
2Co 9:12  Because the purpose this ministry serves is not only supplying the needs of the saints but it also overflows, bringing many thanksgivings to God.

what good it does

Some Corinthians might have been wandering what good it would do them to give to the needy in Jerusalem. Paul lays out two positive outcomes: God would increase their harvest, and he would increase the gratitude of the recipients to God.  Generosity has its perks.

Paul intentionally uses words in this section that stress religious ritual. Perhaps he was speaking to those Corinthians who were looking for ways to express their devotion to God. So, maybe Paul was hinting that the best way to show your love for God is to love your neighbor.

LORD, show us ways to express our devotion to you, by our are for others.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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