Whatever is taught about giving, it should not be forced upon people.
"I speak not according to the commandment" means that you are not to
give on the norm or standard of a command. Some activities ARE
commanded in the Word, such as the assembling of ourselves together,
giving a hearing to the Word, praying one for another, and loving one another
the Agape love, or relaxed mental attitude. But we are NOT commanded
to give, because this must be the result of taking in the Word, the filling
of the Spirit, and divine viewpoint in the right lobe. No pressure should
ever exist---no approbation lust---no public display.
"There is no difference between the Jew and the Greek:
for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him."
Lord, lead me to someone who needs a friend. May I not be too
busy to recognize Your leading.
In Christ name I pray