Melanie Stroud

Episode 36 – 2 Corinthians 8–13 “God Loveth a Cheerful Giver”

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Episode 36 - 2 Corinthians 8–13 “God Loveth a Cheerful Giver”
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2 Corinthians 8–13

“God Loveth a Cheerful Giver”

What would you do if you heard that a congregation of Saints in another area was struggling in poverty? This was the situation that Paul described to the Corinthian Saints in 2 Corinthians 8–9. He hoped to persuade the Corinthian Saints to donate some of their abundance to Saints in need. But beyond a request for donations, Paul’s words also contain profound truths about giving: “Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7). In our day, there are still Saints throughout the world who are in need of help. Sometimes the most we can do for them is to fast and donate fast offerings. In other cases, our giving can be more direct and personal. Whatever forms our sacrifices take, it’s worth examining our motivations for giving. Are our sacrifices expressions of love? After all, it’s love that makes a giver cheerful.

** I mentioned sending me your stories about being a cheerful giver.  Please do!!  I want to do another podcast like I did last time where I share your stories.  Email them to me at melanie@melaniewstroud.com. Thanks in advance!! 

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