2 Corinthians 8:1-13

These verses I have always been hesitant to say much about since I have lived for the last 57 years on the so called Lord’s money sometimes very lean and other times better but never with a large surplus.  So what am I to say?  I leave Paul to say what he said to the Corinthians.
However I appreciate what Paul said about the Lord Jesus Christ.  He was and is supremely rich but allowed Himself to become poor that we through His poverty might be rich.  I don’t connect this with earthly money.  I am rich in Christ having nothing to do with earthly wealth.  I have heard much from preachers about this.
Now the last of our verses is very interesting.  It is about the manna in the wilderness.  If they were hoggish and gathered much it would only last throughout the day.  Only on Friday they could gather enough for the Sabbath.  I do see this as a principle about the gathering and storing of money.
By Pastor Curt Darling
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