Each one, every week

RE Verse reading–1 Corinthians 16: 1-4, 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, 9:6-15 (day four)  “On the first day of every week each one of you is to put aside and save. . .so that no collections be made when I come”  (16:2)  It is a radically simple concept.  Childlike.  Each one of us.  Every week.  Being generous, for Paul, was not something that happened on a pay cycle.  Deeper than that.  He imagined that every week (not just when we had new money, and not just when special persuasion was being applied) every Christian would sit down and consider how much he/she had (at that moment) and set some of it aside to give later.  Giving is not a bill to be paid.  It is a regular act of worship and gratitude, a moment every week to recognize how much we have and commit some of it to the good of others and the glory of God.  Imagine what could be accomplished.  Each one, every week, save something!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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