Christian academic cattle: “Ignore context and manipulate categories as if you are God, so even if the category and context is about giving money transform it to be about invisible spiritual things. Moralize the text to oblivion and back, so the direct meaning is lost. Ok., Just pretend you are God, and make it say whatever you want.”
LOL !!! Don’t get me wrong, I like a nice fairytale or anime like the next guy, but do you have no fear of God that you invalidate God’s commandments by your tradition? The categories and context is about financial giving. Paul says Jesus took on our poverty ((Jesus was poor His life relative to heaven, but not poor relative to others around him; His true monetary poverty came at the cross when he was penniless and naked)) so that by taking our poverty on Himself, we take on His riches. It was an atonement of substation! Jesus as a substitute atonement for our poverty, means we get His prosperity. The same is for our healing, as said in Isaiah 53:4-5 (Jesus as a substitute atonement for our sickness, means we are healed). Our poverty became His, and His riches becomes ours. Paul says this is for the church today, and not merely in heaven.
Paul says something similar a few chapters earlier, therefore context is huge here. Jesus as a substitute atonement for our sin, means we get His righteousness. If we apply the principle of first mentions, then this becomes even a stronger hermeneutic. But alas, Christian academic cattle simply get to make things up and moralize ever text into only spiritual things. Jesus took on our sin, so that we become His righteousness. He became our sin, we become His righteousness. Paul says this is for the church today, and not merely for heaven.
“He made the one who did not know sin to be sin on our behalf, in order that we could become the righteousness of God in him,”
( 2 Corin. 5:21 LEB).
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that although he was rich, for your sake he became poor, in order that you, by his poverty, may become rich…
So now also complete [your financial giving] of it, in order that just as you have the eagerness to want to do it, thus also you may complete [your financial giving] from what you have,”
( 2 Corin. 8:8-9,11 LEB)
“And God is able to cause all grace to abound to you, so that in everything at all times, because you have enough of everything, you may overflow in every good work [your financial giving].
Just as it is written, “He scattered widely, he gave to the poor; his righteousness remains forever,”
( 2 Corin. 9:8 LEB)