Friday, September 22, 2017
BEING GENEROUS

BEING GENEROUS

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8).

This promise is given in the context of teaching about generosity and giving to the work of the Lord. God’s provision is conditional on our willingness to be generous in our use of the resources he provides.

God will make us rich on every occasion in every way but only so that we can be ‘generous on every occasion’ (2 Corinthians 9:11).

Those who try to use the world for their own ends and to build up their own personal wealth are making a serious mistake. God does promise to supply abundantly what we need to do his will. But at least part of the harvest he supplies must be sown again through giving before there will be any more.

Overall, however, we can say that whatever we need to do for God can be based on God’s resources. There will always be some way to get the job done!

To read more on this topic see Living in the Image of God, Barry Chant (Miranda: Tabor, 2012 available in eBook and Paperback) from which this edited extract is taken.


Barry Chant

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Barry Chant is a regular speaker at church services, seminars, conferences and conventions. Hundreds of thousands of his books have been sold around the world. He has degrees in arts, theology and ministry, a diploma in education and a PhD in history. He was the co-founder and former president of Tabor College, Australia.



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