Saved to save

RE Verse reading–1 Corinthians 16:1-4, 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, 9:6-15 (day one)  “On the first day of the week each of you is to put aside and save”  (1 Corinthians 16:1)  It is the will of God for every believer.  Freely you have received.  Freely give.  To do so, we must save.  The ancients meant something more specific than moderns do.  The Greek word for save is thesaurus.  It meant “treasury or store-house”.  In English, a thesaurus is a book (treasury) of words and synonyms stored up for greater usefulness.  In similar fashion, believers are to spend less than we make so that the overplus can be invested for the good of others and Kingdom service.  What a simple and profound principle!  Rich and poor alike, whether we have much or little, we are to save some of it (from ourselves) for others.  Saving the world is still the plan of God.  We take a giant step forward when we begin to save and give.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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