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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
1 Corinthians 9:12b
But we did not use this right. On the contrary, we put up with anything rather than hinder the gospel of Christ.
St. Paul argued in this chapter for a minister of the Gospel receiving their fair share financially for the work accomplished. But then he said, “We have a right to such compensation, but for us we chose to just put up with anything so that the Gospel would not be hindered in any way.” In other words, Paul was saying that whether paid or not paid we will preach and teach the Good News.
There have been many times when I have lived by the above line; “You Do What You Gotta Do” when it comes to getting the Gospel out to people. Whether on foreign land, local burbs, or massive urban centers, the Gospel of Jesus Christ will, and MUST, go forward. Most of the ministers I’ve hung with through the years are the most generous people you’d ever want to meet. I can’t speak for charlatans and spiritual flakes, I didn’t have any who were close to me. But I can tell you the folks I’ve worked with are people who would give their last dime to see this Gospel go forward. To me, the “Good News” is everything. So the next time you question or wonder what’s important or should I help this or that ministry, remember—for the true man or woman of God, “You Do What You Gotta Do!”
I’m thankful this AM that You gave ALL! You did it for me and the billions who came before me and will follow me. The least I can do is give it all back to YOU! I could never repay You, but with Your help “I’ll Do What I Gotta Do!” Amen