The Generosity of God | 2 Corinthians 8:9 | Devotional
2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.
Often we evaluate the depth of our spiritual life by the things we do for God. We log our hours of service. We account for our tax deductible giving. We note our endeavors to share the gospel. We check off another day on our Bible reading plan. We make an entry in our prayer journal. We track the times when we mowed the neighbor’s lawn or took a meal to a person recovery from surgery.
These are all good things to do for God. But let’s be very clear on this point: It’s not about what we have done or will ever do for God; it’s all about what he has done for us. The owner and creator of all things humbled himself by taking on human flesh, in order to provide the free gift of grace for you and me. The One who was eternally rich became poor in order to transfer eternal wealth to those who were spiritually bankrupt. Generosity begins and ends with Jesus.
Father, thank you for your generosity! Thank you for the gift of salvation that comes only by your grace. Thank you for making us new creatures in Christ Jesus. Thank you preparing in advance good works for us to do! In Jesus name. Amen.