Friday 18 June

Excellence

Read 2 Corinthians 8.1-7

“Just as you excel in everything .. see that you also excel in this grace of giving’” (2 Cor.8.7)

Sometimes the example of others can inspire us in our life of faith: Paul writes here of the ‘grace’ given by God to the Macedonian Christians through which the believers there were glad and eager to give extravagantly to the cause of Christ.

What are the features of the Macedonians’ giving to which Paul draws the attention of the Corinthian church?

How does the example of the Macedonian believers challenge and inspire you?

Prayer: Only by Your grace, Lord, can such rich generosity well up in me: help me daily to embrace the great privilege of serve the saints by my giving.