Today's Verse: 2 Corinthians 8:20-21 (KJV)

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us: Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
— 2 Corinthians 8:20-21 (KJV)

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

We want to be generous in helping others in need, especially those who are part of our Christian family. Generosity reflects how deeply God's loving gifts have touched our hearts. At the same time, those who lead, and especially those entrusted with the stewardship of funds given to bless others in the name of God, must carefully heed the example and call of the Apostle Paul. These leaders must be circumspect in the way they handle funds contributed by God's people for efforts to bless others in Jesus' name.

My Prayer...

God, please forgive us, your people. Forgive us for not being more generous with the blessings you have entrusted to us. Forgive us for tolerating the charlatans and money grubbers who masquerade as your servants. May we, both leaders and supporters alike, be honorable and holy in the sight of all, as we use your resources to do your work, generously sharing the grace of Jesus. In the name of our Lord and Christ we pray. Amen.

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Illustration

Illustration of 2 Corinthians 8:20-21 (KJV) — Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us: Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.