Feb 16, 2011

2 Corinthians 9:1-15

Today’s Reading is 2 Corinthians 9:1-15.
Paul continues to encourage the Corinthians to give generously to the collection for the followers in Jerusalem.
Verses 7-8 pretty much tell them what motivates giving: It benefits both the giver and the receiver. Steven Levitt writes for Freakonomics why “after a tragedy like the earthquake in Haiti, many people are moved to make financial contributions. For some people, as my friend and colleague John List’s work has made clear, it is simply the “warm glow” that one feels from giving, or a sense of duty borne out of social pressure, that drives giving. For others, actually making a difference in the lives of Haitians is paramount – the impact of the contribution matters.”

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