Tuesday, March 06, 2018

What Does God Say About Supporting Ministers and Pastors?

What Does God Say?

You may not know this, but the Word of God encourages believers pretty strongly to support the laborers who minister to them:
'Pastors who do their work well should be paid well and should be highly appreciated, especially those who work hard at both preaching and teaching. For the Scriptures say, “Never tie up the mouth of an ox when it is treading out the grain—let him eat as he goes along!” And in another place, “Those who work deserve their pay!"' (1 Timothy 5:17, 18)
The apostle Paul elaborates even more on this, in his personal letter to the Christians in Corinth:
'What soldier in the army has to pay his own expenses? And have you ever heard of a farmer who harvests his crop and doesn’t have the right to eat some of it? What shepherd takes care of a flock of sheep and goats and isn’t allowed to drink some of the milk?

We have planted good spiritual seed in your souls. Is it too much to ask, in return, for mere food and clothing?

Don’t you realize that God told those working in his temple to take for their own needs some of the food brought there as gifts to him? And those who work at the altar of God get a share of the food that is brought by those offering it to the Lord.

In the same way the Lord has given orders that those who preach the Gospel should be supported by those who accept it.' (1 Corinthians 9:7-14)
Thanks you for your understanding and love.

David Sorensen

PS: if you want to support GOD IS REAL, then you find all the info here https://www.godisreal.today/support/.


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