II Corinthians 9

  • II Corinthians 9:1 – With whatever I have in my life, how can I have a generous attitude?
  • II Corinthians 9:2 – See Romans 15:25-27.
  • II Corinthians 9:4 – The men in Acts 20:4 may have accompanied Paul. Part of the idea here was not giving the Macedonians a bad feeling by getting the gift together at the last minute.
  • II Corinthians 9:6-7 – See Matthew 19:29. Generosity will be rewarded. Consider Proverbs 11:24; 19:17; 22:8-9.
  • II Corinthians 9:8-9 – See Psalms 112:1-9.
  • II Corinthians 9:10-11 – We are responsible for reflecting God to other people. Paul is trying to expand their idea of what it means to be generous.
  • II Corinthians 9:12-15 – “Contribution” here is translated from a word that is also translated “fellowship.” This gift had a broader impact than just the money itself. More people than just those receiving the funds would benefit.