Paul tells the church to give not out of obligation, but as a reflection of their love. Even though the church was facing extreme poverty and trials, the people had overflowing joy because they were generous in giving and sharing with others. That is the kind of love Christians are to show to one another.
Questions for further thought:
1. What’s one way you can show love by being generous today?
2. How are we teaching the next generation to be generous?
Challenge: Pray for open hands and an open heart.
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