The Collection for the Saints

161 Now about the collection for the Lord's people: Do what I told the Galatian churches to do.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:1

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:1-9

(Read 1 Corinthians 16:1-9)

The good examples of other Christians and churches should rouse us. It is good to lay up in store for good uses. Those who are rich in this world, should be rich in good works, James 4:15. Adversaries and opposition do not break the spirits of faithful and successful ministers, but warm their zeal, and inspire them with fresh courage. A faithful minister is more discouraged by the hardness of his hearers' hearts, and the backslidings of professors, than by the enemies' attempts.

2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:2

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:1-9

(Read 1 Corinthians 16:1-9)

The good examples of other Christians and churches should rouse us. It is good to lay up in store for good uses. Those who are rich in this world, should be rich in good works, James 4:15. Adversaries and opposition do not break the spirits of faithful and successful ministers, but warm their zeal, and inspire them with fresh courage. A faithful minister is more discouraged by the hardness of his hearers' hearts, and the backslidings of professors, than by the enemies' attempts.