Being In Christ – Part 2
March 13, 2013
Being In Christ – Part 3
March 15, 2013
Being In Christ – Part 2
March 13, 2013
Being In Christ – Part 3
March 15, 2013

Abound In This Grace Also

Beach at North Myrtle Beach 2013

Beach at North Myrtle Beach 2013

Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also. 2 Corinthians 8:7

In this verse, Paul amplifies grace. Not only is giving a grace, but so are the other things he lists here. The Church at Corinth abounded in these gifts. They were just short on the giving grace.

The Corinthian Church was abounding in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. In fact, they were super abounding in these gifts of grace. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are part of the grace package. You have to grow in these gifts.

Paul listed some of the gifts in another letter to the Corinthians. “8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 9  faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; 10  the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:” 1 Corinthians 12:8-10

Paul noted they were doing well in these gifts. They were operating in faith and in the word gifts. They also expressed their love toward Paul as well.

God had favored them in many gifts and Paul exhorted them to be operating in the grace of giving as well. As Jesus had said, “freely ye have received, freely give” (Matthew 10:8).

Let’s abound in this gift also.