The Poor

ByVal Girilovitch

The Poor

in the case of those who visit churches for the ministry of the Word, as called of God for such service, honesty will provide their travelling expenses

In the case of those who visit churches for God honesty will provide their travelling expenses

Nor must we neglect “to do good and to communicate.” There are the indigent widows and other poor saints to be cared for, according to the teaching of such passages as I Timothy 5. There are the claims of poverty in other localities, claims enforced by the Epistles to the Corinthians. There are servants of God who “for the sake of the Name” have gone forth, “taking nothing of the Gentiles” (3 John 7); in the case of those who visit churches for the ministry of the Word, as called of God for such service, honesty will provide their travelling expenses (unless the gift is for any reason refused), liberality will rejoice to do more, it will set them forward on the journey “worthily of God” (verse 6), welcoming them so as to be “fellow-workers with the truth” (verse 8). There may be those who, giving themselves to pastoral work, and recognized in that capacity, stand thereby in need of material assistance.

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