Made Rich In Every Way
2 Corinthians 9:11 “You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.”
Apostle Paul urges the Corinthian church in chapter 8 and 9 of this book to give their resources for tithes and offerings, to support God’s work. He tells them you will not become rich as you work hard. Instead of becoming rich, you will be made rich!
It is easier to be made rich, than become rich. To become rich is your own effort, with a lot of trial and error. To be made rich puts the burdens and risks of becoming rich on someone else. Those who depend on God do work hard, but they don’t worry about success of being rich. Those who depend on God work hard but they know they will never become rich, instead they will be made rich. God promises those who have a relationship with Him that they won’t have to become rich as they work hard, God Himself will make them rich!
Many rich people develop diseases associated with worry. Worry because they strive to become rich. They strive to remain on top. They strive to maintain the wealth. They strive to be safe from their haters. But for those who truly relate with God, those worries are handed over to God who never fails, can’t be out done and in Him is safety and security. It is better to be made rich by God after hard work, than become rich after hard work or theft. The promise is, you will be made rich!
You will be made rich as God sees fit. No amount of effort can surpass the limit God has set. But there will be satisfaction and peace of mind, when God makes you rich. We will not all be rich with same amount of resources, it will vary, one with more and another one less, but we will all be contented when God makes us rich. You will be made rich!
You will be made rich in every way. Not only rich in money terms, no! That is too limited. You can have money, but a bad marriage and family, academically weak children in drugs, sickness infested, with fears all around. God makes people rich in every way. Rich with money, rich in health, rich in wisdom, rich in faith in God and participation in worship, rich in social relationships, rich in happiness, rich in every way.
You can become rich academically but without money to match your title. You can become rich health-wise and live long but always in need of money. If God blesses your hard work, He will make you rich in every way!
If you are not rich in every way, then God didn’t make you rich, you became rich on your own and it won’t last. Be rich in every way, all round, in all aspects. Best in wealth, health, mind and spiritual things. Rich in every way! Not healthy lives and poor academically, no, that can’t be from God. Some of us are rich in faith, but ever begging for material things. That faith has issues, you became rich by yourself, if it is from God, it will be in every way. The promise is, you will be rich in every way!
We are made rich so that we can be generous. We are generous because what we have we didn’t acquire, we were given by God. Stingy people are those who believe they got everything by their own effort. They became rich instead of being made rich by God. Are you rich? Be generous. Generous in giving tithes and offerings in church, to support the church, and this is in addition and not supplemented by helping the poor.
When helping the poor, we teach them to fish, we don’t give them fish. You were made rich in order to be generous. No generosity and the riches will soon be taken away. You must be generous for that is why you were made rich! Generosity will not impoverish you. Be generous, that is why you were made rich!
Be generous on every occasion. Be always generous. It’s only a continuous generosity that brings glory to God. Be generous when it will be a news item and when nobody will know. May you bring glory to God through your generosity.
Have you tried being rich? Now you are experiencing burdens of loans and half performing projects? Regrets surround all past decisions? You are struggling to keep face of success when there is none? Tried keeping good health and grades and spiritually without success? You have an option to surrender to God in every way, so that you will be made rich in every way, and be generous for God’s glory.
Dear God, I surrender, I admit failure in all aspects of my life, and in all my struggles. You make me rich in every way today, teach me generosity today, be glorified in my riches and generosity today, in Jesus name. Amen! (C)firstname.lastname@example.org (do not delete any part of this post, including this. You are free to share these posts but don’t edit the authorship or content… thank you and be blessed!)