The Support Of Missionaries
I Corinthians 9:14
Faithful missionaries and their families are worthy of the highest honor, esteem and love we can bestow upon them. A faithful missionary is a man who preaches the gospel of God's free and sovereign grace in Christ. But they are called to do so in the most trying circumstances. Usually, they have to move far away from family and friends into foreign, often primitive cultures. They give their lives to the work of the gospel in terribly adverse circumstances. It is our privilege and responsibility both to highly esteem them and generously support them as the servants of Christ. We should try to see to it that their lives are as comfortable and free of care as possible.
Yet, these men are
often treated as second class citizens in the
Faithful men are worthy of better treatment. We will take up the slack in support, so that God's servants will not suffer need by the wickedness of others. But there is a warning for all local churches in this. Once a congregation is turned aside by satan from the preaching of Christ to the "isms" of religion, there is no end to the evil it may do in the name of God!