Under Gods Command
1 Corinthians 9;4-10 Don’ we have the right to food and drink? Don’t we have the right to take a believing wife along with us, as do the other apostles and the Lord’s brothers and Cephas? Or is it only I and Barnabas who must work for a living? Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its grapes? Who tends a flock and does not drink of the milk? Do I say this merely from a human point of view? Doesn’t the Law say the same thing? For it is written in the Law of Moses: “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain. Is it about oxen that God is Concerned? Surely he says this for us, doesn’t he? Yes, this was written for us, because when the plowman plows, and the thresher threshes, they ought to do so in the hope of sharing in the harvest.

Jesus said that workings deserve their wages (Luke 10:07). Paul echoes this thought and urges the church to be sure to pay their Christian workers. We have the responsibly to care for our pastors, teachers, and other spiritual leaders. It is our duty to see that those who serve us in the ministry are fairly and adequately compensated.

Lets Bring it Home: When the annual budget of your church comes up for review, support a proper salary for your ministers and staff.

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