Week 29 of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is almost over. This week’s reading was 2 Corinthians 6-10. These chapters continue another of Paul’s letters to the church at Corinth.
2 Corinthians 9:8 says that God is able to abundantly bless us, so that, having all we need at all times, we’ll abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:11 echoes this, stating that we will be in every way enriched, so that we can be generous on all occasions.
God wants to bless us abundantly, so that we, in turn, can bless others, out of the abundance that He has given us. He wants us to walk in His provision, so that we can be generous towards those around us. In and of ourselves, we can never be deserving of His blessings, but because of what Christ has done for us, we have been made right with God, and therefore qualify to receive all of His blessings!
We can’t give out what we don’t have, and our Heavenly Father wants us to know that He is both willing and able to prosper us, enabling us to bless those around us. Will you receive His provision?
This week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is
Isaiah 60:5. It says that wealth on the seas will be brought to you, and that the riches of nations will come to you.
As His children, God loves us, and wants to provide for us. He desires for us to have more than enough for ourselves and our families, and to bless those around us.
2 Corinthians 9:11 says that we will be enriched in every way, so that we can be generous on every occasion. In other words, God wants to bless us, so that we can bless others!
Our Heavenly Father gives good gifts to those who ask (Matthew 7:11). The question to ponder is do we ask? Do we bring our requests to Him, confident of His provision? Or do we live a life of constant worry over our finances? Instead of living in a state of incessant anxiety, let’s begin to tell Him what we are in need of, assured that He can and will do exceedingly, abundantly, and far above all that we could ask or think (Ephesians 3:20-21) in our lives!
This week’s memory verse from Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan is Psalms 103:2. It bids us to bless the Lord, and not to forget His benefits.
Many in the Body of Christ today feel that our focus should be seeking the face of God, rather than just His hand – as if going after what He can do for us is a self-centered misuse of our time and attention in our relationship with Him. In Psalm 103:2, however, we are told quite the opposite – that we are not to forget His benefits.
Psalm 103:3-5 goes on to list some of these benefits:
Forgiveness of all of our sins (verse 3)
Healing of all of our diseases (verse 3)
Redemption of our life from the pit (verse 4)
Being crowned with love and compassion (verse 4)
The satisfaction of our desires with good things (verse 5)
This satisfaction of our desires leading to our youth being renewed like the eagle’s (verse 5)
God loves us dearly as His sons and daughters. Because of His great love for us, He delights in blessing us. He wants us to receive these blessings. To refuse them, in fact, is far greater selfishness than to accept them with eagerness, joy, anticipation, and thanksgiving. Bless the Lord, and forget not all of His benefits!