Advising someone on the use of money is like trying to forecast the weather. Both are affected by so many factors that they seldom respond the same way. The best we can do is advise one another about biblical principles and general patterns of success.
Should Christians share resources in the global community? Absolutely! (Galatians 6:10, I John 3:17-18) The apostle Paul spent years collecting and distributing a missionary offering for the church in Jerusalem. (Acts 21:17-19, 24:17)
The apostle Paul gives us counsel on helping one another in Galatians. “Bear one another’s burdens.” (Galatians 6:2) The word Paul uses in the Greek speaks of a heavy load which is too much for one person to carry. Then he says, “For each one shall bear his own load.” (Galatians 6:5) The word he uses in this verse means a small personal burden which they must to carry for themselves.
Ten Laws of Receiving
(II Corinthians 8:16-24)
Ten Laws of Giving
This is Called the Law of Harvest.
If We’re Going to Err, Let Us Err in Generosity.
Guidelines for Giving
The healthiest ministries grow out of their own resources. Cross-culture missionary work requires outside support, but outside support should be made only after invitation and careful assessment of the impact it will make. The giving and receiving of money requires wisdom to judge the changing circumstances. We need to build relationships of mutual honor and respect. When we respect the giftedness of each partner and the responsibility of every believer to steward what God has given, we will have partnerships that are complementary and mutually beneficial.
“Fulfill my joy by being likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.” (Philippians 2:2)