The scripture for today, August 9, is 2nd Corinthians 8:9 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes, he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.”
Such love! Jesus gave up streets of gold for streets full of trash. Gave up a heavenly mansion for a barn. Gave up the ability to be everywhere at once, to being confined to a body. Gave up eternal bliss for 33 years of struggle. Gave up adoring angels for crowds that hated him. And finally, he gave up sinlessness to take the blame for our sins and allow himself to take our punishment.
What have you given up for him lately?
DISCUSSION QUESTION: What kind of daily busy-ness can you give up long-term in order to do more for Christ?