2 Corinthians 9:11, You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion… your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.
Acts 20:35, In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus Himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
2 Corinthians 9:12, This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.
James 1:22, Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
My guess is that most of us don’t consider ourselves rich. The truth is, if you have some money in your pocket and food in refrigerator, you are richer than 90% of the world’s population. From the world’s vantage point, every one of us living in Collin county is blessed. Webster defines rich as: having abundant possessions and especially material wealth: having high value or quality: well supplied or endowed.
2 Corinthians 9:11 says, “You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion… and your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”
Sometimes we think we have to hoard our stuff and money and be a miserly to be rich, but the Bible says, “God makes us rich when we are generous.” As you make your journey today, be generous with your kindness, love and even your money. Trust that God will make you rich so you can do it all over again tomorrow.
Take care and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D
What did you hear?- What did God say to you as you read today’s Scripture and devotion?
What do you think?-How does it apply to your life?
What will you do? Don’t just be a hearer of the Word. Be a doer of the Word. (James 1:22)
Now talk to God: This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude of praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. Take a minute to write a prayer or response to what God said to you.