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If there’s any way for you to make some extra money by working a few more hours at your job, or selling some unused things you have lying around, please consider doing so for the sake of Acts 20:35…

“And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: β€˜It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

The Apostle Paul was a very hard worker for the Kingdom and that included periodic secular work as a tentmaker. He wasn’t this way just so he could eat and pay for a place to stay. He also worked in order to provide blessings to others.

It would be foolish to think that he never gave money to the needy whenever special offerings were collected in various churches.

He didn’t have a bunch of stuff to sell on ebay or Amazon in order to give to special offerings. But he did have earning ability by making tents and the verse above makes clear that he used that ability to supply blessing to people who couldn’t work.

Let’s do our best to remember that being a good provider should also include a provision for those struggling so hard to provide for themselves. Check your garage or closet or mini-warehouse storage unit for things you can sell in order to donate funds to helping someone in need.

Ask your job supervisor if there’s a way that you can work extra hours in order to help others in need.

Not sure who to help? Talk with your pastor and he’ll point you in the right direction.

Your blessings resulting from faith-based help to others are waiting to come your way.

As always, I love you

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