Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The purpose of material blessings

“...God enriches people so that they may have the resources to help other people; they are gifted with riches by God so that they ave the means to be generous (2 Cor 9:10). The suggestion is not that people simply give what is spare out of their abundant possessions, for the people singled out for praise are those who gave despite being comparatively poor themselves (2 Cor 8:1-5).New Testament Theology, page ??? (I forgot to type it in...)

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Statistically, (in the U.S.) the poorer people give a higher percentage of their income than the wealthier people. That's a strong indictment against the rampant materialism.

Over the weekend, some dear friends of ours exhibited that generosity. They aren't well off, but God laid on their hearts to give us something for after we move. As I told them, I am humbled and blessed. More later...
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