2 Corinthians (127)
Believers and Churches must use their resources fairly for the benefit of all God's people. But there are many practical questions to be considered. We need the wisdom that only God can give.
God was totally fair in his distribution of food to the Israelites in the wilderness. He expects fairness among his people today.
Paul appealed to the Corinthians to give generously. Their response would prove the reality of their love for Paul, for the saints of Jerusalem and for the Lord Jesus himself.
The Christians of Macedonia had proved themselves by their giving. Now it was the Corinthians' turn.
Paul could point to the Macedonian churches as examples of true Christian giving. They regarded giving for the relief of their fellow-believers not as a duty but as a privilege.