A generous giving nature – the proof you are kin to God
Psalm 19-22 / 2Corinthians 7-9
19:13-14 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
8:13-15 Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty will supply what they need, so that in turn their plenty will supply what you need. Then there will be equality, as it is written: ‘He who gathered much did not have too much, and he who gathered little did not have too little.’
OT Flash Points
Save me from domination by habitual sin
My enemies have pierced my hands and feet
How did Jesus connect with these words?
In the process of early life, did He know this was about Him?
Did He know these were actually His words established before the foundations of the earth?
NT Flash Points
Generous giving – a way to prove your love
Beware of those who claim to have communion with God while living a selfish life of habitual sin
Common-sense cannot detect the Father
Only the indwelling Jesus detects and communicates with the Father
The Son of God must be manifested in my mortal flesh
My body is the “Bethlehem” of the life of Jesus in me
Only supercommon-sense can detect the Father