June 9: Benevolence: Key to God’s Fullness

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work

2 Corinthians 8:1-7

1 Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: 

that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality. 

For I bear witness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing, 

imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. 

And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God. 

So we urged Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also complete this grace in you as well. 

But as you abound in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all diligence, and in your love for us—see that you abound in this grace also.

Our opening Scripture reveals a profound truth about God’s heart of benevolence. It

tells us that God has amazing ability to make all grace abound toward us, that we, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work, which means that the goodness of God is beyond what we can wrap our minds around. God is able to make all grace abound toward you. Think about it, meditate on it. All grace abounding unto you is prosperity – abundant prosperity! And that is what God is capable of doing with your life, career, business, family, Church, ministry, finances, etc. He is not lacking in ability to bless and prosper His children. He is able to prosper us such that we have more than enough to the end that we may abound to every good work, and that’s God’s fullness. In context, fullness is a state of always having all sufficiency in all things, and abounding to every good work. That’s God’s will for you.

A benevolent spirit is a miracle key that brings into fullness of prosperity. It makes room for the all-graciousness of God to find expression in your life. Today’s opening Scripture shows us that God always responds to a benevolent heart with the fullness of His graciousness. It tells us that after that we have given or sown our seeds, God is able to make all grace abound towards you. Notice that it is ‘all grace’, not ‘some grace’; which means that there is no grace you so desire that you cannot abundantly possess through the operation of a benevolent spirit. This is amazing! Beloved, there is no grace that you cannot access through liberality. Proverbs 11:25 tells us that the liberal soul shall be made fat, and in Acts 9:36-42, the Word tells us of Dorcas who was raised back to life because of her liberal spirit. Again, 2 Kings 4:8-37 tells us of the woman of Shunem who through her liberality to the prophet of God received a male child even when natural forces of reproduction were not in her favour. That’s the miracle of a benevolent spirit; it brings one into contact with the fullness of all of God’s goodness. Let the Spirit of God move your bowels of compassion and mercy towards those who are in need, that you may come into the abundance of all that the Father has provided for you.

My Solid Front (Confession): 

Father, I thank You because Your love is shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, I extend love cheerfully in giving. I am given to generosity; therefore I walk in the fullness of God’s grace for prosperity at all times. Amen.

Further Meditation:

Psalms 41:1-3, Ephesians 3:14-20.