OUR FATHER WHO PROVIDES FOR US.
1 Corinthians chapter 9 verse 13 - 14 say this;
Don’t you know that those who serve in the temple get their food from the temple, and that those who serve at the altar share in what is offered on the altar? In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.
The Apostle Paul, in this passage, demonstrates that the scriptures show that the ministers of the gospel of the Lord should earn a living preaching the gospel in the same way that temple priests in the old covenant earned a share of what was offered that the temple.
Even though Paul was indicating that it was good and proper for ministers to receive a living for their work, he himself exempted himself from this right so that he could preach the gospel at no cost to the hearers and the gospel was in no way hindered.
He supported himself by the work of his own hands and to him, it was his boast that he was not supported in his ministry by others but rather that he supported himself for the work of the ministry.
Bless the Lord for the leeway he gives us serve in His kingdom as full-time ministers or as working servants of the Lord who provide for their own living.
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