The Minister’s Reward

What is my reward then {for preaching the Gospel}? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel– I Corinthians 9:18. Paul’s reward came from God because he gave the Gospel; that was his ministry and he made the Word of God available to people freely. (Compare how Paul gave the Gospel of Christ without charge, to others who gave the Gospel for the sole purpose of getting money, and see the result in Micah 3:11-12.) People themselves are solely responsible for deciding whether they want to give, not only in monetary ways but also in whatever capacity they feel comfortable. Paul’s responsibility was simply to give the Gospel freely to others and God would continue to care for him, and the same is true with anyone who believes God’s Word. The more understanding we receive from the Scriptures, the greater our receiving from God becomes.” ~LMJ~