Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Corinthians 9:18 (KJV), What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
It has become a culture in the body of Christ that some men cannot preach until they have been given a certain sum of money; they cannot worship or play the instruments in a service unless they are paid for it.
It also happens in some places that people are manipulated to give and this practice has eaten up the consciences of some ministers of the gospel.
All these are what the Apostle Paul in our theme scripture calls “putting a charge on the gospel.”
The gospel is priceless. No one ought to ever charge anything for it for freely we have been given and freely we give (Matthew 10:8).
Yes, people may bless you as they are led of the Holy Spirit, but never charge them. When you do so, Paul says it is an abuse of your power in the gospel.
When you abuse your power, you frustrate the functioning of the anointing in your life.
If you are a preacher, you will not demonstrate His power in its fullness like you ought to. Sometimes you have to ask yourself, is it worth struggling to have miracles happen, people transformed and salvation coming to the lost because you sold your power when you placed a charge on the gospel?
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 10:8, 2 Corinthians 12:15
The Gospel is priceless. No one ought to ever charge anything for it, freely we have been given and freely we give.
PRAYER: Father, I thank you for the gospel, freely have I been given and freely I give. I can never lay charge to any service in the gospel because I know how priceless it is. You are my true reward and not what men can give. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Apostle Grace Lubega
1 Abakorinto 9:18 nzagororerwa iki? Nuko rero iyo mvuga ubutumwa mbuvuga ku buntu, ntakurikije rwose ubutware bwanjye bw’umubwirizabutumwa.
Byabaye umuco mu nzu y’Imana ko abantu bamwe batabwiriza kugeza bahawe urungano rw’amafaranga runaka; ntibashobora kuramya cg gucuranga mu materaniro keretse babyishyuriwe.
Biba ni ahantu hamwe aho abantu bashukwa ngo bitange kandi ibi bimunze ibyiyumviro by’ababwiriza butumwa bwiza bamwe.
Ibi byose nibyo Intumwa Pawulo mu cyanditswe twifashishije yita “gushyira ikiguzi ku butumwa bwiza.”
Ubutumwa bwiza ntibugira ikiguzi. Ntawukwiriye kugira icyo aca abantu kuko twaherewe ubuntu bityo natwe tugomba gutangira ubundi (Matayo 10:8)
Yego, abantu baguhesha umugisha uko bayobowe n’umwuka wera, ariko ntuzigere ubaca ikiguzi. Iyo ubigenje utyo, Pawulo avuga ko ari ukwangiza imbaraga ziri mu butumwa bwiza.
Iyo ukoresheje imbaraga zawe nabi, unaniza gukora kw’amavuta ari mu buzima bwawe.
Niba uri umubwiriza butumwa, nago uzagaragaza imbaraga zayo nkuko ukwiriye kuzigaragaza. Ibihe bimwe ukwiye kwibaza, ese birakwiye ko mpangayika kugirango ibitangaza biboneke, ko abantu bahinduka n’agakiza kaboneka ku batarakizwa kuko wagurishije imbaraga zawe igihe washyize ikiguzi ku butumwa bwiza?
IBINDI BYANDITSWE: Matayo 10:8, 2 Abakorinto 12:15
ICYO WAKURAMO: Ubutumwa bwiza ntibugira ikiguzi. Ntawukwiriye kugira icyo aca abantu kuko twaherewe ubuntu bityo natwe tugomba gutangira ubundi
ISENGESHO: Data, ngushimiye ubutumwa bwiza, naherewe ubuntu nanjye ndatangira ubundi. Sinazigera nshyira ikiguzi kubyo nkora byose mu gakiza kuko nzi uburyo nta kiguzi bugira. Ni wowe mugabane wanjye nyakuri kimwe abantu batatanga. Mu izina rya Yesu. Amen