Thanksgiving: Thanks Be to The Lord for Justice, For we are protected by the Unseen! Thanks be to The Lord for Equality, For we are all equally sinful in God’s eyes, Needing to be forgiven! Thanks be to The Lord for Vision, For we must look beyond what the world tells us.
It is Written, “If we have sown spiritual seed among you, is it too much if we reap a material harvest from you? If others have this right of support from you, shouldn’t we have it all the more? But we did not use this right. On the contrary, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ. 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. But I have not used any of these rights. And I am not writing this in the hope that you will do such things for me, for I would rather die than allow anyone to deprive me of this boast. For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me. What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel. ” 1 Corinthians 9:11-18
Prayer: Father, I Pray that those who are called to bring your Word in Spirit and Truth understand that they preach not in Vein, But to be rewarded by you. I pray that we see fully what you have to offer to those who seek to bring an unadulterated Word to this world in Jesus Name, Amen!