At verse 10 Paul once again stresses that he is only offering an opinion rather than giving a command: Here is my advice about what is best for you in this matter... View the entire commentary
Guidelines for Giving
Most of us, I daresay, associate the proverb "It is more blessed to give than to receive" with the offering on Sunday morning--even though for Paul (Acts 20:32-35) as well as for Jesus (Mt 10:8) it is a guiding principle for the Christian worker rather than the Christian giver... View the entire commentary
Paul Sends a Team in Advance of His Coming
The administration of an effort like the Jerusalem collection could easily give rise to allegations of mishandling of funds... View the entire commentary
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