1 Corinthians 9:15-23
In the first part of ch. 9, Paul laid out a thorough, passionate, and convincing argument as to why God’s man (the preacher, or in his case the apostle) possesses the God-given right to earn a living from his gospel work. Last week we considered those arguments very carefully. But Paul’s point was certainly not that he needed to make more money from his ministry; rather, his point was that he willingly gave up Christian and godly liberties so that his gospel preaching would be even more effective.
This week, Paul turns his focus squarely on his call and passion for gospel ministry. May God give his people such a heart for the gospel as Paul possessed.