Collection for the Saints

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also: 2 On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come. 3 And when I come, whomever you approve by your letters I will send to bear your gift to Jerusalem. 4 But if it is fitting that I go also, they will go with me. — 1 Corinthians 16:1-4.

Paul instructs the Christians at Corinth that they are to avoid collection for the saints when he visits the church. Instead, offerings already designated for Jerusalem, are to be set aside weekly on each Lord’s day. Paul will arrange its wise distribution to the needy in Jerusalem.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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