A Grace Privilege
With much imploring, begging us the favor and the partnership
in the ministry [the priestly function of giving] to the saints
(2 Cor. 8:4).
This : ministry' of giving-- a privilege and function of the royal
priesthood -- is derived from two Greek nouns in this passage:
CHARIS, meaning "grace", and DIAKONIA, from which we get
the word "deacon." The primary meaning of DIAKONIA is in
connection with the administrative function of the local church;
but here it refers to the priestly function of giving. Giving to the
Lord is a privilege of believers only!
"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
Lord, some days I feel weighted down by the routine. Help me
now to rejoice in Your presence.
In Christ name I pray