1. Galatians 6:6 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why should Christians provide for their pastors?

Galatians 6:6 (ESV)

6 Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches.

The elders who give themselves to teaching God’s Word (1 Timothy 5:17–18) should be provided for (Matthew 10:10; Luke 10:7; 1 Corinthians 9:14), so that they can give the needed time and energy to the study and proclamation of God’s truth (see Acts 6:4). 1 When a pastor has to make plans to provide for his own living costs, his attention is divided and the quality of his teaching/ministry work will suffer as a result. 2