It’s been said that “those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” As we study Scriptural giving, we find that’s exactly how it should be. Although this offering was geared toward a specific need in Jerusalem, the principle of giving is universal. When you give… you are never left with less. Find out why by listening to this Sincerely Yours devotional.
1 Corinthians 16:1-11
The Collection for the Lord’s People
16 Now about the collection for the Lord’s people: Do what I told the Galatianchurches to do. 2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made. 3 Then, when I arrive, I will give letters of introduction to the men you approve and send them with your gift to Jerusalem.4 If it seems advisable for me to go also, they will accompany me.
5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you—for I will be going through Macedonia. 6 Perhaps I will stay with you for a while, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey, wherever I go. 7 For I do not want to see you now and make only a passing visit; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. 8 But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost, 9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.
10 When Timothy comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is carrying on the work of the Lord, just as I am. 11 No one, then, should treat him with contempt. Send him on his way in peace so that he may return to me. I am expecting him along with the brothers.