1 Corinthians 16:1-24
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New Testament - We wrap up Paul's first letter to the Corinthians today! I like Paul's instructions to the church in Corinth in chapter 16 verses 1 through 3 today: "Now about the money being collected for the Christians in Jerusalem: You should follow the same procedures I gave to the churches in Galatia. On every Lord's Day, each of you should put aside some amount of money in relation to what you have earned and save it for this offering. Don't wait until I get there and then try to collect it all at once." I love this last sentence! It made me smile. Paul knows how us humans are - back then and now - we like to procrastinate! We like to do things at the last minute if we can. Well, I concur with Paul that our giving to our churches should be a regular thing. With each pay check we should "put aside some amount of money in relation to what you have earned." Really, as I think about it, giving of money to our churches with each paycheck is an act of worship. We are worshiping God with our finances. Let us not wait to give to our churches. Let us give faithfully and regularly with each paycheck God blesses us with!
Bible.org's commentary on today's readings in First Corinthians titled "Paul's Closing Words" is at this link.
Worship Video: Today’s readings remind me of the song "My Redeemer Lives" by Nicole C. Mullen: (she sings the first verse in Spanish, then transitions to English)
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