Zwinglius Redivivus

Fighting the good fight and running the race.

Impoverishing Yourself Doesn’t Help the Poor

It is not that you ought to relieve other people’s needs and leave yourselves in hardship; but there should be a fair balance- your surplus at present may fill their deficit, and another time their surplus may fill your deficit. So there may be a fair balance; as scripture says: No one who had collected more had too much, no one who collected less had too little.  (2 Cor. 8:13-15)

If you have the means to help others, do it.  If you don’t, don’t.  But do be honest with yourself concerning your abundance.

Written by Jim

24 Jan 2018 at 5:16 pm

Posted in Bible