Helping the weak

RE Verse reading–Acts 20:17-35 (day seven)  “In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus. . .’it is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” (vs 35)  Who are the weak?  When Paul gives this command  who did he have in mind?  The word is asthenos.  Literally “those who have no strength”.  So perhaps Paul meant the poor.  Those without financial strength.  “He must labor. . .so that he will have something to share with one who is in need”  (Ephesian 4:28)  Perhaps Paul meant the theologically challenged.  Those who lack strength to fight off the wolves mentioned in vs 29.  Maybe it is those who lack motivation or vision–who without example and encouragement will be selfishly satisfied in the shallow end of God’s promises.  Whoever.  While we were helpless Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6) Those who desire His blessing must actively and generously help those who are weak.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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