2 Corinthians 9:12 - "For the ministry of this service is not only supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing in many acts of thanksgiving to God."
When we give generously, not only are we blessed, not only is God exalted, not only is His plan put into motion, but - we also see His Kingdom advanced. God can do anything without us, but in His economy He often does not work without us. That is why prayer is so important. That is why being evangelistic is important. That is why giving is so important. Our giving generously provides the means for the Kingdom to advance. Giving ourselves first, our time, our talents, our finances.
Paul is writing to the Corinthian believers and to their church as a whole. God's churches advance not only as the individuals give generously, but as the church gives generously we see the Kingdom advance. As church's give they can see the blessings that others receive and also the blessing they will receive in return.
Blessings come in direct proportion to the blessings given. The Kingdom advances in direct proportion to the generous giving of those seeking to see it advance.
Sooooo---- today let's see how far we can advance the Kingdom for the glory of God!
For Kingdom Education,