The Power of Partnership
The scripture says in Proverbs 18:16,
“A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.”
“Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.”That same Hebrew word is translated “gifts” again, and it is clearly referring to something of monetary value.
“And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.”The note from my Living Commentary Bible study software on 1 Kings 10:10 reveals that 120 talents of gold equaled 144,960 ounces of gold. At today’s price of about $1,900 per ounce, that equalled about $275,424,000. She also gave a huge amount of spices and precious stones. That’s what got her to the front of the line. Her gift made room for her and brought her before the greatest man of her time. That’s the positive use of a gift.
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”Paul was confident that God would complete the good work He began in them because they were partners.
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”That also was written to Paul’s partners. The context (Phil. 4:15–16) reveals that these Philippians were the only ones who supported Paul after he left their local area. They even gave to him while he was in prison in Rome (Phil. 4:10 and 14). It is supposed they were the ones who enabled him to pay rent on his house of confinement in Rome (Acts 28:30).
Power Of Partnership
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