2Corinthians 8:1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
Amazingly the fact that these people were so used of God to get the work done through giving was the grace of God. All that we do of any value has to do with Him and His power working in us. These people will give great offerings. They will give more than they can afford to give. They will give joyfully. They will give from a heart of love.
Easily we can look at them and think how great they are but the truth is that it was Godâ€™s grace doing the work all along. I am amazed how God works in our lives.
I want God to give me grace to be a good, humble servant of His. I want God in His grace to use me to preach His Word and take His gospel to the world. He is God and I love HIm and want to be His servant.
When we think we see someone doing something great for God it would do us well to remember that it is the grace, unmerited favor of God, doing it in and through them. â€˜
Since grace is undeserved we could ask for it. Since it isnâ€™t the power and ability of the person we could ask God to use us. Since it is His grace and we are saved and kept by His grace we can expect His grace to continue to do great and wonderful things in our lives.
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