What Is the Recession For?

JP: Brief blog post by David Mathis.

What Is the Recession For?


2 Corinthians 8:1 2 might be the clearest “recession text” in the Bible. It describes the roots of the joy of the Macedonian believers in their “recession.” In their “severe test of affliction” and “extreme poverty,” their abundant joy “overflowed in a wealth of generosity.”

Their generosity didn’t come from prosperity but from God’s grace—and this grace rooted in “our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).

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