“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8
Humans are made for abundance. But the questions is “an abundance of what?” This is a critical choice that will largely define our lives. Which abundance will we seek?
We tend to get it wrong along the way. Material abundance can cause what we possess to come to possess us. Our fear of loss can rob the joy we sought. Something that provides sensual pleasure can become an addiction.
Conversely, all these things can lead to greater impact as we seek to serve with our gifts. Material abundance can become a blessing to others. Taking pleasure in the right things can lead to a life filled with thanksgiving. And social abundance can provide the opportunity to be a great example.
This verse tells us the correct abundance to seek. God’s grace. Grace is the truest source of abundance. When we seek and live the grace of God, we are equipped with the abundance for every good deed. Not just some good deeds. Every good deed.
God promises that if we share our material abundance His favor will more than fill up whatever we need to do every good deed. If we share our pleasures, and our social abundance, God will fill up whatever tank we empty. When we seek God’s way, he promises there will never be a lack of fuel to do every good deed. It is an amazing promise.
It is an amazing grace.