2 Corinthians 9:8 (ESV)
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
Henry Crowell, suffering from tuberculosis, was listening to the great preacher D.L. Moody. He prayed, “Lord I can’t preach. But if you help me in my business, I promise to give to build your kingdom.” Later he started the Quaker Oats company and continued to give up to 70% of his income to the Lord’s work.
Our God gives us the grace to prosper!
On the cross, when Jesus identified with our sins, He became poor. His poverty was not just spiritual, but he was physically and materially poor too.
That means because of this beautiful exchange, we receive not just spiritual riches but even physical and material wealth so that our needs will be met and we will have enough left over to share with other people.
However, this does not mean that we are exempt from working hard. If we will be irresponsible, lazy or dishonest, the grace to prosper cannot work in our lives. Faith without works is dead (James 2:20).
If we truly believe what Jesus has done for us in the area of finances, then we will learn to operate in God’s principles and receive His finished work in our lives.
2 Corinthians 9:8 - “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, have an abundance for every good work”.
The grace to prosper is given for the purpose of doing ‘every good work’. Remember, if money can go through you to someone else, money will surely come to you.
Dear Lord, we pray that You will open doors, give us new contracts, so that we will be able to bless others. Help us to work hard so that we can be a blessing to those around us. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.