Rep. p. 464 A Soph. God is not mocked, cannot be treated with contempt without provoking his righteous punishment. The Jews were required to tithe (actually almost three tithes) and out of that money came the pay for teachers etc. Let him that is taught in the Word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. For this late and rare verb κατηχεω katēcheō see note on Luke 1:4; note on Acts 18:25; and note on 1 Corinthians 14:19. Let him that is taught impart to him that teacheth all such temporal good things as he stands in need of.  Conybeare and Howson, The Life and Epistles of St Paul (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. Colossians 1:10; Hebrews 13:21, ἐν παντὶ ἔργῳ ἀγαθῷ; Romans 2:10; Romans 12:2; Romans 12:9; Romans 13:3; Romans 16:19; Ephesians 6:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; Philemon 1:6, etc. This is a formula of introduction to some admonition that is especially weighty and important. The niggardly spirit of the Gauls was proverbial. The duty of him who is instructed in the word is expressed by κοινωνείτω . According to the above verse, he has the ability to make "impossible" things possible. b. The words may bear such a meaning. Хотя нам не подобает быть привередливыми или держаться за свои права, Павел счел необходимым призвать галатов к исполнению их долга. quæst. ), Some people give as though they only half believed that Christ has ordained the money power as one of the powers of His cause; as if in travelling from place to place the missionary cost no more than the flight of an angel; as if the Philip of to-day might be “caught away by the Spirit,” and then suddenly be “found at Azotus “; as if bills could be paid by devout emotions or declaratory words; as if lives could be sustained on mere air; as if ravens might be expected to bring food to fainting prophets; as if miracles of providence would provide for ministers of grace. In contrast to the referring of every one to himself (Galatians 6:4-5), there is now, by the κοινωνείτω δέ, which is therefore placed emphatically (in opposition to Hofmann) at the beginning, presented a fellowship of special importance to a man’s own perfection, which he must maintain: Fellowship, on the other hand, let him who is being instructed in the doctrine ( κατʼ ἐξοχήν, in the gospel; comp. VERSE-BY-VERSE COMMENTARY with Dr. Grant C. Richison exposes the mind of God to the mind of man by expounding individual books of Godâs Word verse-by-verse.. Each study expounds a passage, forms a principle out of that passage, and shows how to apply that principle to your life. The text teacheth us, that it is the will of God that ministers should be maintained at the charge of the church to which they minister, and it is but an act of justice, for they do but communicate temporal things to those who communicate to them much more valuable things. I personally believe that Paul was discerning in accepting money. Every habit formed is seed sown. Это он сделал тем охотнее, что вел речь не о своем личном деле, а об общей пользе Церкви, отложив в сторону собственную выгоду. But it goes deeper than this, and Paul may be thinking of spiritual support as well. τῷ κατηχοῦντι—“let him share with him that teacheth.” The verb is sometimes used with the genitive, “to partake of,” Hebrews 2:14; and sometimes with the dative, “to share in,” Romans 12:13; Romans 15:27, 1 Timothy 5:22, 1 Peter 4:13; Wisdom of Solomon 6:25, οὐ κοινωνήσει σοφίᾳ. Galatians 3:29 "And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Communicate unto him] Not sharing as an alms, but sharing as a right; see Philemon 1:17; as wages for his work, Mark 6:8; as pay for his pains, 1 Corinthians 9:14. The word contains the key to the true meaning of this verse. 3): communicet (which, however, cannot be conclusively established in the N.T., not even in Romans 12:13; and in the passages from Greek authors in Fritzsche, ad Rom. Before very long they are going to suffer for their ingratitude. You will always reap what you sow! Whoever will not give our Lord God a penny, gets his due when he is forced to give the devil a dollar. In Romans 15:27 it signifies distinctly to receive a share, and elsewhere to become a partner ( ) and share in common with others (1 Timothy 5:22, 1 Peter 4:13, 2 John 1:11, Hebrews 2:14). de Gal. III. Galatians 3:9 "So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham." Nor does this meaning produce an abrupt break between Galatians 6:5-6; Galatians 6:6-7, as Meyer (who understands ἀγαθά of moral good; ‘share with your teachers in all virtues:’ i.e. How much, when people seem disposed to make God believe that they are exceedingly zealous and devoted, while their heart is truly with the world! (C. Stanford, D. D.), In 1662, the town of Eastham agreed that a part of every whale cast on shore be appropriated for the support of the ministry. communicate = share with. Based on the NKJV, Guzikâs commentaries assume the full trustworthiness and authority of Scripture, combining insights from scholars throughout the ages. God is not mocked; nor will he be; men may deceive themselves, and others, with such excuses and false appearances, yet they cannot deceive God, who knows their hearts as well as their worldly substance, and that the omission of their duty arises not from want of ability, but from a covetous temper; and who looks upon withholding from his ministers that which is due unto them as mocking of him, and which he will not suffer with impunity: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap; as to kind, quality, and quantity, generally speaking; if he sows wheat he reaps wheat, if he sows barley he reaps barley; no man can expect to reap another sort than what he sows; and if it is good seed he may hope for a good crop; and if he sows bountifully, he shall reap bountifully; but if he sows sparingly, he shall reap sparingly; and if he sows nothing, he can never reap anything. Who sows grain will reap grain, who sows tares will reap tares; who sows plentifully will reap plentifully, who sows sparingly will reap sparingly. I saw bishops and priests grow rich until they possessed the choicest real estate. ἀγ.] Learn hence, 1. God will hold them accountable for how they use that which God blesses them with. . The objection raised against our interpretation (see Rückert, Usteri, Hilgenfeld, Wieseler), that it is difficult to see why this particular relation of disciple and teacher should be brought into prominence, is obviated by the consideration that this very relation had been much disturbed among the Galatians by the influence of the pseudo-apostles (Galatians 4:17), and this disturbance could not but be in the highest degree an obstacle to the success of their common moral effort and life. q. Perhaps this verse should be above the doors of some churches. Like all the other laws of Christ it is “holy, just, and good.” It is an arrangement which is alike just, generous, and useful. Every kind of grain will produce grain like itself. The active (τωι κατηχουντι tōi katēchounti) joined with the passive is interesting as showing how early we find paid teachers in the churches. The idea is that the one who is being taught ought to support the one who is teaching him. 543), or εἰς πάντα ἀγαθά (Plat. Usually in Paul with some qualifying word, as of God. God is not mocked - He cannot be imposed on, or mocked. i. Paul appealed to the Galatians to stand fast in their freedom, and not get âentangled again with a yoke of bondage (that is, the Mosaic law)â (Galatians 5:1). Text Commentaries by David Guzik David Guzik is the pastor of Calvary Chapel Santa Barbara, California. They could not hope to illude or impose on God. Injunction of the duty of the congregation to support liberally their teachers. The passage implies that the church ought to be supported by voluntary contributions of the people, not by taxation, which checks the exercise of liberality, and is apt to create indifference and dislike. It is also found with the dative of person, the thing being governed as here by ἐν, or by εἰς, as in Philippians 4:15. And to make such prayers, and to manifest such zeal and such strong professions, while the heart was with the world, and they were spending their money for every thing else but religion, was mocking God. On the plural τὰ ἀγαθά, as applied to moral good, comp. Ministers should not have to just ‘make do’ when their congregations thrive. I went to a place that sold used Volkswagen parts. Galatians 6:7. From the idea of carrying common burdens upon common shoulders, between Church brethren, the apostle passes to a common co-operation between teachers, preachers, and people in all good doings. Enforces the duty of liberality. p. 484 f.). also Hofmann), the expression ἐν πᾶσιν ἀγαθοῖς, seeing that it must always involve that which is to be given by the disciples to their teacher, is by no means reduced to its just measure (the bodily maintenance as recompense for the πνευ΄άτικα received, 1 Corinthians 9:11; Philippians 4:15); whilst Ewald’s interpretation, “communication in all good things,”(255) cannot be linguistically vindicated either for κοινων. Those who learn from Bible teachers who provide the spiritual needs of others should provide them with "all good things" including their physical needs (cf. Adam walked with God. The man who is being taught. The apostle adds. ; 1 Timothy 5:17-18. IX, p. 116. Но мир уже давно вел и сегодня ведет себя таким образом: щедро одаривает служителей сатаны, а благочестивых пасторов едва совсем не лишает средств к существованию. One way of bearing others' burdens (Galatians 6:2), by ministering of earthly goods to spiritual teachers. Conybeare made the meaning clearer by capitalizing Word, showing that not all teachers are indicated but that teachers of the Word of God are meant. I believe he taught that one feeding should be remunerated in some way. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! Temporal support is but a small return for spiritual blessings. God is not mocked - Ye cannot deceive him, and he will not permit you to mock him with pretended instead of real services. "Well, if you really believe that we just won"t pay you any more.". p. 70, Matthies, Schott, Keerl, Diss. Jelf, § 579; Suicer, sub voce. τὸν λόγον, in its very usual sense of the Gospel,—the word of life. It is the accusative of reference or of second government, after κατηχούμενος, as in Acts 18:25. ἐν πᾶσ. After the service, I was having coffee and the buzz was about this great sermon that we had just heard. Comp. But some people have softer heads than hearts. (f) Of whatever he has according to his ability. 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- See the note at 2 Corinthians 9:6. The church is to support you out of love not by way of what you require. Huxtable noted that this exhortation to "liberality toward our teachers is perfectly germane to the preceding topics of sharing one another's loads, and so carrying our own pack. When the giving is good and if this is the congregations will, then let them be paid, however if the giving drops and the congregation wants certain programs to continue but there isn"t enough money because it is going to salary, might it not be time for someone to move on? 6:6-8 The Law of the Harvest: Youâll Pick What You Plant. I told her that was up to the church. But in reference to de Wette’s objection that κοινωνεῖν, instead of μιμεῖσθαι, is a strange expression, it must be observed that Paul wished to express not at all the idea of μιμεῖσθαι, but only that of the Christian κοινωνία between disciple and teacher. in all good things.—Let him impart or share with his teacher in all those temporal goods with which God has blessed him. The word is here put, by way of eminence, ( κατ ᾿ ἐξοχὴν,) for the doctrine of godliness. Only by exception he received contributions from his beloved Philippians. And because it is highly probable, that by reason of the prevalency of error amongst them, and the number of false teachers found with them, the Galatians' love to the word, and to the ministers and dispensers of it, was grown cold: he first begins to stir up their liberality towards their teachers, saying, Let him that is taught in the word of the gospel, communicate unto him that teacheth in all such good things as he stands in need of. (Polyb. See also Bagge, Gwynne, Schmoller. External information: â¦ The language here points to the blessings of Christian faith and doctrine.— . Ver. In this and the following verses our apostle enters upon a new exhortation, and that is, to stir up the Galatians to liberality and beneficence; upon every fitting occasion, to be ready to distribute, willing to communicate, and to do good unto all men. Let him that is taught share with him that teacheth. God could not be imposed on in regard to this. Learn, 3. Xen. A. Uhhhh, got that pastors? Galatians 6:6. κοινωνείτω δὲ, but let him communicate) [The connection is this:] Paul means to say, When I said [Every man shall bear] his own burden, that should not be turned to an argument for the diminution of your liberality. 1 Thessalonians 1:6; Philippians 1:14) have with the instructor(252) in all good (Galatians 6:10), that is, let the disciple make common cause (endeavour and action) with his teacher in everything that is morally good. It is a principle, however, that if someone communicates the word to you, you should communicate in return "in all good things" which might include money, but it might also include helping him paint his house or taking them a meal when they are burdened with a hectic schedule. The reference to temporal things is the almost unanimous opinion of ancient and modern interpreters. They are teaching every philosophy under the sun and very precious little of the Word. All good things; things needful for his support. Franke (in Wolf), who, however, improperly connects ἐν πᾶσιν ἀγαθοῖς with κατηχοῦντι, Hennicke, de nexu loci Gal. Paul's admonition that the hearers of the Gospel share all good things with their pastors and teachers is certainly in order. 6.Communicate—Co-operate, share with. Before that he served as director and teacher at Ибо какую плату воздадут они за бесценное сокровище вечной жизни, обретаемое через их проповедь? Search results for 'Galatians 6:7' using the 'King James Version'. Апостол увещевает кормить тех, кто назидает нас словом. Кроме того, всегда следует избегать опасности чрезмерного изобилия и роскоши. Another application of this principle might run along the lines of the large church that has multiple staff. κοινωνείτω most likely intransitive, as there does not appear to be an instance of its transitive use in the N. T. (certainly not Romans 12:13). Commentary on Galatians 5:13-15 (Read Galatians 5:13-15) The gospel is a doctrine according to godliness, 1 Timothy 6:3, and is so far from giving the least countenance to sin, that it lays us under the strongest obligation to avoid and subdue it. 2.6, 22; Polyb. ‘But let him who is taught in the word communicate to him who teaches in all good things.’. Whether you are just beginning to read Scripture or have been studying the Bible daily, commentaries offer greater understanding with background information on authorship, history, setting, and theme of the Gospel. Paul thinks he has done with his moral safeguards, and turns to one special duty—that of paying Christian teachers. Not too wide, because the sphere of moral good is one and the same for teachers and learners, and it is only the concrete application which is different. 9:11). Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, John Etheridge Translation of the Peshitta, James Murdock Translation of the Peshitta. MESSAGE: "GOD IS LIGHT." To the Corinthians he wrote: "If we have sown unto you spiritual things is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?" 6:11-15 One Cross: Three Crucifixions 6:11-15 One Cross: Three Crucifixions 6:14-18 â¦ Those who are well taught in the word by others should therefore be willing to share all good things with those who do the teaching, thus helping them with their burden. The less a minister says on the pulpit about his salary the better; but sometimes duty requires plain talk on this delicate subject. They should share in the good things that their congregations enjoy, while they themselves share with their congregations the good things that they themselves have learned. We are all dependent, and must necessarily be so. Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. In all good things. Or, share with him. Mutual co-operation of teacher and Church in solemnly responsible and unwearied good-doing, Galatians 6:6-10. But as our Saviour laid down the principle ‘that the laborer is worthy of his hire’ (Luke 10:7), so the Apostle repeatedly urges upon his readers the duty of supporting their teachers. Но это – позорнейшая неблагодарность. From the mention of bearing one another‘s burdens, he passes to one way in which those burdens may be borne - by ministering out of their earthly goods to their spiritual teachers. A congregation should certainly care for their pastor if they opt for a full time man. Commercial priests counted the daily offerings. ῾ο λόγος is the gospel. Luke 10:7; 1 Timothy 5:18; 1 Corinthians 9:11; 1 Corinthians 9:14). (Hofmann, comparing Romans 15:27). (6) Him that is taught in the word.—He who receives instruction in the truths of the gospel. Galatians 6:6. κοινωνείτω δὲ ὁ κατηχούμενος τὸν λόγον τῷ κατηχοῦντι ἐν πᾶσιν ἀγαθοῖς—“But let him who is taught in the word communicate with him who teacheth in all good things.” The verb κατηχέω, besides its literal signification, denotes to communicate information orally-to sound it in one's ears, Acts 21:21; Acts 21:24; or to teach by means of oral instruction, Acts 18:25, 1 Corinthians 14:19; sometimes with περί and a genitive, referring to the contents, Luke 1:4; or with ἐκ, Romans 2:18, referring to the source. The sense is, that God could not be imposed on, or could not be insulted with impunity, or successfully. It means financially support your teachers. Clarke's Notes on the Bible. This meaning, of ‘giving oral instruction,’ is confined to later Greek: see Lidd. Communicate unto him - `impart a share unto his teacher' [ kateechounti (Greek #2727)]; him that teacheth catechetically. He seems to refer to the Judaizing teachers. The word communicate here signifies to give liberally. It is unjust. That is taught (ο κατηχουμενος ho katēchoumenos). It is somewhat difficult to trace the connection; but it seems to be suggested by the last verse. The Old Testament enjoins this (Deuteronomy 12:19), much more the New. 1 Corinthians 9:7-15; 1 Timothy 5:18. Indeed, he never mentioned Scripture again. ; 2 Corinthians 11:7 ff. Word of God Today. His determination is, that those who minister should “wait on their ministering, and he that teacheth, on teaching;” that such should “give attendance to reading and exhortation;” that they should “meditate upon these things,” and “give themselves wholly to them.” We are not to look at this subject as we look at our Missionary Societies, and Bible and Educational Societies: these are human institutions, and we may support them by human plans; but the Christian ministry is a divinely appointed means for a divinely appointed end; and the means of its support are divinely appointed too. Galatians 6:6. He turned them down because it wasn"t enough money. As often as I read the admonitions of the Apostle to the effect that the churches should support their pastors and raise funds for the relief of impoverished Christians I am half ashamed to think that the great Apostle Paul had to touch upon this subject so frequently. Secondly, as to the objection that “this arrangement throws difficulties in the way of the minister, by making it necessary for him to submit to much in order to cultivate the good-will of those to whom he preaches.” But let them continue a Christian people, and then tell me how such a man should please such a people but by doing his duty towards them as a Christian minister. 142, ult. Galatians 1:6-7 After Paul left the church in Galatia, a group of Jewish Christians entered the region and began denouncing the gospel of salvation Paul had preached.