The churches of Macedonia were in trouble. They were experiencing great trials, were stricken with extreme poverty, and were suffering profound affliction. Yet, the still found the strength and generosity necessary to give to support those in the church of Jerusalem who were even worse off than themselves. The did this because even in their tribulations they were blessed, forgiven, and saved by Jesus. It is one thing to give out of your abundance, but this church gave even out of their need. So, learn this as you read our Bible verse for today, “You can never out-give God!”
II Corinthians 8:2
In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.