[From January 19, 2015]
"And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work."
(2 Corinthians 9:8)
We are blessed in this country. We have wealth in abundance, compared to many in the world. Oh, we may not think so. "We're not rich," we tell ourselves. But the truth is we are. We are rich in finances, resources, and opportunities. Some of us spend a majority of our time trying to increase that abundance. Some of us spend time sharing it with others.
The apostle Paul recognized the church in Corinth was a church with abundance. God had, indeed, blessed them! They "always had enough of everything." What an amazing statement! Enough. Not too little or too much. Enough. Why? To stockpile & save "for a rainy day"? To protect for one's future? Paul says it's so they can "share abundantly in every good work."
Those words should guide us today in our abundance. We've been given things that many in this world don't have. Why? For our own good (or our children?)? How about so we can SHARE that abundance, doing good? Great advice for ourselves as individuals... and for our churches!