2 Corinthians 8:14 – ‘At the present time, your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality.’
This verse in Corinthians talked about the church working together. They all had needs but they also all had finances and possessions. For those who had much – it was shared with those who were lacking. And in time those who had given were later in a position of being in need and the tables were turned. Those who were provided for at first were able to provide for in the future.
Do not resent giving to those in need. You never know what God has in store for their future. It is possible that they may always be lacking – perhaps there is a lesson they need to learn here. Or maybe they just needed a hand at a low point in their lives. As they were helped by God’s loving children, they were able to grow stronger and develop skills.
Supply what you Need
The gentle nurturing and encouragement emboldened them to step out and make a way for themselves in society. Their great skill at a trade or their burning idea for a new product grew and made them successful. In time they were earning so much more than you were ever able to give. And the result? The generosity that was shown to them, is able to be reciprocated tenfold! They are motivated to give like they were given to – and then some!
As you give to others what they need, don’t be surprised if in the future they are able to supply what you need. Sometimes this is how God works. It keeps us humble and is a great encouragement to give!
Wealth tip – get rid of unnecessary clutter: remove anything you haven’t made use of in 12 months and bless someone else who may be able to utilise it, by giving it away!
- Free Faith Resource – Bible for Kids (Free Download)