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Bible verse of the week: Christ ‘became poor’ to extend ‘eternal salvation,’ says faith leader

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“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that you through his poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9). 

This New Testament Bible verse offers the love and hope to be found through the life of Jesus Christ, but it may also be confusing. 

How, exactly, did Christ accomplish this for the faithful? And what, from this verse, can we apply to our own lives today?

BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY: JESUS CAME TO EARTH FOR US BECAUSE OF ‘GOD’S GREAT LOVE,’ SAYS FAITH LEADER

There are at least three important applications people today can put to use from this Bible verse, says one Florida-based faith leader.

“Even if we do not have a lot of financial resources, we can always give a smile, a hug or an encouraging word to someone who is hurting.”

First, the context of this verse is a summary of the apostle Paul’s message to the Corinthian Christians.

He called for them to be “generous with their resources” to help believers in Jerusalem “who were very poor, due to the persecution they were going through,” Jim Thompson, a retired pastor and a current global missions director from Port St. Lucie, Florida, told Fox News Digital…

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