Devotional Bible Study: God Is Able, 2 Corinthians 9:8.
Welcome to Day 3. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. This short devotional is about how God is able to make all grace come to you in abundance. That includes every favor and earthly blessing! So that you may always and under ALL circumstances and for whatever need be self-sufficient. We will be unpacking this wonderful scriptural promise and a bit of bible study behind the meaning of 2 Corinthians 9:8.
What does it mean to abound in grace?
Join me in reading 2 Corinthians 9:8.
"And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work."
Paul the Apostle is writing to the believers in Corinth. Paul will be in Corinth to pick up a financial collection for the Jerusalem saints, which he wrote of in 2 Corinthians 8 and in other previous passages (such as 1 Corinthians 16:1-4). The Jerusalem saints were in need of financial support. Paul had been teaching and encouraging them in the previous verses (2 Corinthians 9:6-7) to give generously so that they will reap generously and most importantly to give with a cheerful heart. This is a biblical principle that I have seen at work in my own life! I might just share some of my miraculous stories with you below!
What do we reap when we give? We reap blessings that are both material and spiritual.
Did you notice those first three words at the beginning of 2 Corinthians 9:8?
They read,' God is able.'
Let that sink down into your heart for a minute.
God is able!
That means that God is all-powerful. He is Almighty God, who set the moon and stars in place. He spoke the words 'Let there be light' and there was light! When Paul wrote to the believers in Corinth, he wrote about the power of God to supply material things they needed -- money, and material prosperity, whatever it took to get God's work done. He was explaining to them that it was the power of God to supply all their needs.
So don't be afraid to give generously to people in need but when you give it needs to come from a heart that is happy to give and not one that does so grudgingly.
2 Corinthians 9:8 contains a powerful promise! If we are willing to generously share with others in the name of Jesus as the apostle Paul encourages us, we will have what we need and our lives will be full of good deeds that bring glory to God. We reap blessings that are both material and spiritual.
When my husband was training to become an ordained minister, I had to become the main breadwinner. We had a mortgage and household bills to pay. We had a young boy at the time too. I decided to stay home and provide the service of 'child minder'. I made sure to file all the appropriate paperwork and set up our small business. We made it a priority to give money to church every week and to help anyone in need. We also made time to serve at our church. What was the result?
We never had enough finances through my work to pay the bills but all the bills were paid on time. We had this tiny Ford Fiesta car that could carry 4 people but I was caring for 6 children at any given time ( I cared for 30 children during my time as a childminder!) I had to bring children to school and collect them. We had to have a larger car. We prayed for a miracle and we got one! Our local garage could not sell this people- carrier and they wanted it removed from their lot. They exchanged our small car for their large one!
God provides! He is able to make all grace abound toward you!
Trust the promise that “God is able to make all grace abound to you” in every future need.
You will find a free printable PDF of 30 scriptures about God's grace in the Resource Library. It has the bible reading plan, guided prayer, and gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook.
Today, consider the following questions prayerfully:
Do you trust in God's promise to cause all grace to abound to you and to supply all that you need so that you can do the work that God has created you to do?
Who needs you to show them God's grace today?
What is God saying to you through these verses?
What burdens do you need to surrender to God and trust Him with?
Write out your prayer request.
What are you grateful for today? Count your blessings!
Write out the scripture verse, it helps you to memorize the scripture and store up God's truth in your heart.
Then in the last section of the prayer journal, there is space to record what God is speaking to you through our grace bible verse for today, 2 Corinthians 9:8.
We are called to pray without ceasing. That means we can talk with God at any time and in any place. You can chat with God throughout the day! Praying scripture is a powerful way to pray so join me in praying 2 Corinthians 9:8.
Thank you Father for your abundance of grace in my life. Help me to give away to others in need with a cheerful heart. Help me to grow in my walk with you and to expect to see your abundance to meet my needs. Open my eyes and ears to the people that need more of your grace in their lives and help me to sow into each one appropriately. Amen.
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HERE It will have the list of 30 Bible verses that we are using for 30 days that our short powerful daily devotionals are based on.
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