Monday, 8 February 2021
Question of the day: Can we unpack this very significant verse found in the reading for today? 2 Corinthians 8:12 "For if the eagerness is present, the gift is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he doesn't have."
Answer: Here goes my effort to do so. The Lord spoke this to me many years ago. "Do what you can with what you've got." We should never be afraid of putting God's resources to work. This is the message of 2 Corinthians 8 and the parable of the talents in (Matthew 25:14-30).
It is only as we empty ourselves that God can fill us up again. He wants to show Himself strong. He is watching the earth to see who is ready to be refilled, refreshed, restored and renewed. We must make ourselves available to God by pouring ourselves out for His sake.
Go ahead, ask God how you can be emptied for His sake. Galatians 5 is all about walking in the Spirit and bearing the fruit of the Spirit. Right in the middle of that chapter is a phrase by which I will now close. Galatians 5:13b "but through love serve one another."
What ever problem life is throwing your way, turn it into an opportunity to serve others and see the salvation of our God. Try it, you'll like it.
Rabbi Michael Weiner,