Bible Bites

Bible Bites

What Are You Capable Of?

“For if the readiness is present, it is acceptable according to what a person has, not according to what he does not have.” (2 Corinthians 8:12)

            God does not expect anything from you that you cannot do.  God’s character is not malicious or cruel.  He does not demand we jump ten feet in the air while knowing we are incapable of it.  He expects of us only what we are capable of doing.

            However, that is EXACTLY what He expects of us.  God accepts what you are capable of and what you have to offer.  No more, no less.

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites

Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 8:11-24

Questions to ask:

  1. How is Paul feeling as he writes today’s passage? What is his mood?
  2. What are the central themes in Paul’s preaching and teaching which are being emphasized, or how are the central themes in this epistle being emphasized in today’s reading?
  3. How does our reading show Paul’s people skills, especially how he handles conflict?
  4. What in this passage would change the lives of the believer(s) being addressed? How does it make me a better disciple?
  5. How does this show the “good news” of the gospel? How can I share that with someone else?

This year, #Biblebites are following the life and writings of Paul.  If you would like a copy of the reading schedule, you can view it here: