The Apostles sought at the beginning and end of their epistles for grace to be on those who read the epistle. We also know (II Timothy 3:16) that all scripture is given by inspiration of God. Therefore the Apostles were inspired of God to seek for that gift of grace for the reader! We each need to be seeking for the grace of God to be on us, and all those around us!
In reading II Corinthians 8, verses 1 – 6 speak of grace for giving. Verse 7 then speaks of abounding in many things, and exhorts to …abound in this grace also. By stating this grace also, it is apparent there is grace for each gift mentioned. Please consider the verse;
II Corinthians 8:7 Therefore as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
There is grace for everything! There is grace for faith. There is grace for utterance and knowledge. There is grace for all diligence. There is grace for love. If we begin with requesting grace for … all diligence… we will go a long way to victory when we receive. For if we find diligence we will find the ability to receive for the other gifts of grace. If you have difficulty receiving these promises from this scripture, please consider the following verse from the ninth chapter;
II Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you may have all sufficiency in all things, and may abound to every good work. Please seek and find this grace of humbly asking for these things to be given to you and your church. And we might find the promises and gifts freely available from God to each one;
II Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.