kjv@2Corinthians:8:14@ But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality:
kjv@2Corinthians:8:15@ As it is written, He that had gathered much had nothing over; and he that had gathered little had no lack.
kjv@2Corinthians:8:16@ But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
kjv@2Corinthians:8:17@ For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.
kjv@2Corinthians:8:18@ And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches;
kjv@2Corinthians:8:19@ And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:
kjv@2Corinthians:8:20@ Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us:
kjv@2Corinthians:8:21@ Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
kjv@2Corinthians:8:22@ And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you.
kjv@2Corinthians:8:23@ Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.
kjv@2Corinthians:8:24@ Wherefore shew ye to them, and before the churches, the proof of your love, and of our boasting on your behalf.
The ministry to the saints should be a ministry assumed by all believers. There is an expectation of equality where by my surplus at this time supplies to your needs and your surplus at another time will supply mine. Even during the difficult times, there are wonderful examples of believers squeezing extra out resources to others. We should not only commit to such causes but follow through on our commitments. In this we prove our love for the brethren. Sometimes we just expect God to take care of it not realizing that this is often how God takes care of it.
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