1 Corinthians 9:11 CEV: When we told the message to you, it was like planting spiritual seeds. So we have the right to accept material things as our harvest from you.
My beloved friend in Christ, Paul in his text today related the preaching of the good news to the planting of spiritual seeds. This is exactly what happens whenever we listen to God’s words from any preacher. Spiritual seeds are being sown in our hearts and will surely bear fruits with time.
We are encouraged today to learn to support ministers or ministries that have sown such spiritual seeds in us with material benefits. This should be as much as you are led to give and certainly not under duress and not a payment for the word of God. It might interest you to know that sound doctrine requires in-depth study and research of the scriptures. It also requires sacrifice and time on the part of ministers.
So the next time you listen to sound doctrine, listen to your spirit; you will be directed on what to give as a sacrifice in honor of the Lord for the spiritual seed that had now been sown in you and expects also a harvest of that spiritual seed in your benefit.
Declare to yourself aloud: Lord Jesus, I will support ministries and ministers who have blessed me with your word.
Lord Jesus, thank you for the gift of your ministers. Continue to empower them with sound doctrines. In Jesus Name. Amen.