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In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, he mentions one reason for a person to be grateful to the Lord (among many reasons). He said, “Now God who provides seed for the sower and bread for food will provide and multiply your supply of seed and will cause the harvest of your righteousness to grow. You will be enriched in every way so that you may be generous on every occasion, which is producing through us thanksgiving to God” (9:10-11, NET). Paul said this in a context of a great collection being gathered for saints in a different location suffering deprivation. Sometimes we can fail to remember or reflect on just how well we have it in regards to material things. It may be that in our society we are poor, but those of a generous heart will even give of their poverty to help another. That is the love of God!

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