2 Corinthians 8:1-9 Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality. For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing, imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God. So we urged Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also complete this grace in you as well. But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us--see that you abound in this grace also. I speak not by commandment, but I am testing the sincerity of your love by the diligence of others. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.
Lord you meet our needs in surprising ways. Use me to do that for others as well. Will your generosity meet the needs of others and glorify God? #MultipliedGenerosity
The Value of a Friend
Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.
Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm;
But how can one be warm alone?
Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him.
And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Are you a true friend? Do you encourage your friends? No matter what the situation let's be encouragers. The Word tells us Two are Better than One! Where Two or more are gathered in Jesus Name HE is in the midst of them. Let your friends know today that you care for them and are a TRUE FRIEND!
30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
God knows our needs of earthly temporal things, but He wants us to have eternal things of His kingdom. We must let go of the temporal and seek the eternal! This past Saturday in Boone county Arkansas the Bible Reading marathon say the power of the temporal rain. Within 10 minutes the water rose in the creek that runs through Mini Harris Park to flooding but the people who came to read were seeking the eternal things, "the Word of the Lord". Yes the marathon had to relocate but the Word went forth and God's purpose for that county may never know the eternal purpose of their declaring the Word through their Bible Reading marathon. You to can seek eternal things of God's kingdom, we will help teach you how to have a Bible Reading marathon in your city, county. #EternalKingdom #GodReigns
8 “Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. 9 In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
As we forgive our debtors.
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
But deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen
Our Father, God is good all the time and all the time Our Father, God is good! Seek FIRST His kingdom and all things will be added to you. Because of our Father and YOU we are truly blessed to be a blessing!
2 To know wisdom and instruction,
To perceive the words of understanding,
3 To receive the instruction of wisdom,
Justice, judgment, and equity;
4 To give prudence to the simple,
To the young man knowledge and discretion--
5 A wise man will hear and increase learning,
And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,
6 To understand a proverb and an enigma,
The words of the wise and their riddles.
The purpose is to give people wisdom. The secret of wisdome is found in verse 7.
7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The Call to Wisdom
23 Turn at my rebuke;
Surely I will pour out my spirit on you;
I will make my words known to you.
God desires to pour out His spirit on ALL people. Do you lack wisdom? Ask and recieve it every day. Fear the Lord not people! #Knowledge
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