The Generosity of God | 2 Corinthians 9:13 | Devotional
2 Corinthians 9:13 Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.
In today’s passage Paul gives two results of generosity—Proof and Praise. Let’s check them out.
First, sincere generosity proves our relationship with God. We are by nature selfish and stingy. Just watch a little boy protect his toy truck. Not much changes when we get older. But generosity demonstrates that God is at work in our hearts. Generosity is one characteristic that shows the natural has been replaced with the supernatural.
Second, generosity leads others to praise God. When you share the blessings that God has given, the recipients will “praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ.” Beneficiaries are grateful for God’s work in the heart of an individual characterized by giving.
So, here’s your assignment. Demonstrate that God is at work in your heart with some no-strings-attached generosity. Cause others to praise God for your supernatural obedience.
Father, give us the opportunity to be generous today, so that others will give praise for your work in our lives. In Jesus’ name. Amen.