By Ernest O'Neill

Giving Requires Wisdom

By Rev. Ernest O'Neill

That’s why this verse runs "contribute".  The word really is "koinonia" and those of you who know a little Greek know that "koinonia" is a verb that actually means not just giving but sharing and fellowshipping.  So God is saying “fellowship in heart, empathy and love in my presence with people until you know what I am doing in your lives and only then will you be able to give in wisdom. Only then will you be able to get my mind for their financial situation." That’s why to share or "fellowship" in the needs of the saints. You’ll only know people’s needs when you are close to them.