2 Corinthians 8:1-5 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia; 2 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded unto the riches of their liberality. 3 For to their power, I bear record, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves; 4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. 5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
Giving is a spiritual grace which ALL Believers may participate in even poor ones. Grace giving is giving that includes everybody and makes it possible to say that no one is too poor to give. If you give in to the thought, “people are too poor to give”, you’ve entertained a non-biblical thought. You also rob people of the enabling power of God’s grace, the development of a generous spirit, and the release of supernatural supply. Grace can empower any believer to become a generous giver.
Grace is the power of Christ and God’s love working in a Christian and it can work in the heart of a poor person as well as a rich person. The example of the Macedonian churches, who were living in deep poverty (actually means deep poverty; indigence; destitution; beggary; a state of having insufficient possessions), is what Paul used to motivate the Church at Corinth to show them what grace can do for a poor person it could do for them. They first gave themselves to the Lord and to the ministry of the Apostle Paul. Their giving generously was the working of grace in their hearts, their thanks to God, and a major indicator of their faith in God.
Grace can produce generosity even in the midst of deep poverty. Grace always helps us do what we could not do on our own. Grace will do more than the government ever could to really help win the war on poverty. The reason is that Jesus already bore our poverty to make grace available to get us out of poverty and into a full supply as 2 Corinthians 8:9 says, “For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.” On the same day, on the same Cross that He bore our sin and sickness, He bore our poverty.