Brothers and sisters, we want to let you know about the grace of God that was given to the churches of Macedonia. 2 While they were being tested by many problems, their extra amount of happiness and their extreme poverty resulted in a surplus of rich generosity. 3 I assure you that they gave what they could afford and even more than they could afford, and they did it voluntarily. 4 They urgently begged us for the privilege of sharing in this service for the saints. 5 They even exceeded our expectations, because they gave themselves to the Lord first and to us, consistent with God’s will. 6 As a result, we challenged Titus to finish this work of grace with you the way he had started it. 7 Be the best in this work of grace in the same way that you are the best in everything, such as faith, speech, knowledge, total commitment, and the love we inspired in you (2 Corinthians 8:1-7, CEB)
Grace is given, not earned…
While things were rough in Macedonia they were showered with grace. It wasn’t because of the rough times. But God saw them and showered them because God is love.
Grace is given to us and we need to give it away freely, because grace will always be given.
Know that God is love and God’s grace will always cover your life.
Love People. Love God.