Word of the day: 2 Corinthians 8 vs 12 – Acceptable Giving
Caption: Acceptable Giving
Memorise: Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don’t have.
2 Corinthians 8:12 NLT
2 Corinthians 8:12 – NKJV – For if there is first a willing mind, it is accepted according to what one has, and not according to what he does not have.
2 Corinthians 8:12 – GNB – If you are eager to give, God will accept your gift on the basis of what you have to give, not on what you haven’t.
2 Corinthians 8:12 – AMP – For if the eagerness [to give] is there, it is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.
2 Corinthians 8:12 – ESV – For if the readiness is there, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.
2 Corinthians 8:12 – NIV – For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.
Bible verse in Yoruba
2 Korinti 08:12 – Nitori bi imura-tẹlẹ ba wà ṣaju, o jasi itẹwọgbà gẹgẹ bi ohun ti enia bá ni, kì iṣe gẹgẹ bi ohun ti kò ni.
key: Our giving is acceptable by God when we give willingly and not grudgingly; the size of the gift doesn’t matter, it is the willingness and desire to give that counts. A perfect example is the story of the poor widow who casted two mites (Read: Luke 21 vs 4). However, one of the essentials of acceptable giving is giving according to what you have.
Prayer: Father, provide and increase our resources as we give willingly unto you and those around us.