2 Corinthians 8:4 NKJV – imploring us with much urgency that we would receive the gift and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints
The grace of God must be owned as the root and fountain of all the good in us, or done by us, at any time. It is great grace and favour from God, if we are made useful to others, and forward to any good work.
Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:
Hitherto the followers of Christ were called disciples, that is, learners, scholars; but from that time they were called Christians.
It is good to lay up in store for good uses. Those who are rich in this world, should be rich in good works, 1 Timothy 6:17, 1 Timothy 6:18. The diligent hand will not make rich, without the Divine blessing, Proverbs 10:4, Proverbs 10:22. And what more proper to stir us up to charity to the people and children of God, than to look at all we have as his gift? Works of mercy are real fruits of true love to God, and are therefore proper services on his own day.
Heavenly Father, I present before your throne these petitions to be heard on behalf of those who are committing their walk to your footprints. I ask Father you would fill them with discernment, understanding, commitment to you faithfully, the spirit of endurance, the sense of foresight. Bring them strength, courage which removes the feeling of fear, thatthey might face the enemy with confidence. Most of all Father lift from them the spirits of arrogance, pride, and self-centeredness, self-regard, self-interest, and those spirits Father that represent the temptations of the flesh which would draw them from your word and the narrow path to eternal life, which I pray in your name Yeshua Amen and Amen.
Robert a humble obedient servant to Yeshua and his Father in heaven YA.