2 Cor 9:1-5

Now it is superfluous for me to write to you about the ministry for the saints, for I know your readiness, of which I boast about you to the people of Macedonia, saying that Achaia has been ready since last year. And your zeal has stirred up most of them. But I am sending[a] the brothers so that our boasting about you may not prove empty in this matter, so that you may be ready, as I said you would be. Otherwise, if some Macedonians come with me and find that you are not ready, we would be humiliated—to say nothing of you—for being so confident. So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance for the gift[b] you have promised, so that it may be ready as a willing gift, not as an exaction.[c]

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One response to “2 Cor 9:1-5

  1. God wants willing gifts from me, not exactions. He wants me to love and to worship His Son, to realize and be thankful for what I have been given, and then want to serve the Son, and His saints, in return. He is not taxing me in return for my salvation. I am worshiping and serving Him and loving others as part of my worship.

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