2 Corinthians 8:1-15; 9:6-15
The grace of God works deeply into us so that it can also work out of us to benefit others. Grace hoarded is grace squandered; in fact, it may be grace misunderstood or even unexperienced. God’s gracious gifts are meant to be held loosely with generosity, not held onto tightly with greed. Our motivation for living with generosity comes from God’s exceeding generosity to us in giving us the fullness of His Son despite our total spiritual bankruptcy. Because we have been given the eternal riches of His glory in Christ Jesus, we are compelled to live generously, not reluctantly, and with joy and gratitude.