Not Muzzle An Ox While It Treads Out The Grain
The Straw For Ox To Eat
Not Muzzle An Ox While It Treads Out The Grain.”
"For it is written in the law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” Is it oxen God is concerned about?"
(1 Corinthians 9:9 NIV)
Who Is An Ox Treads Out The Grain?
Paul answered the question about an ox has treads out the grain that does God say it altogether for us? That is for us, no doubt, this is written, that he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his hope. An ox treads out the grain is a disciple of God, he is working for his master, also for servents of God.
To muzzle, means "to bind the mouth; to fasten the mouth to prevent eating or biting." This was done either by passing straps around the mouth, or by placing, as is now sometimes done, a small basket over the mouth, fastened by straps to the horns of the animal, so as to prevent its eating, but not to impede its breathing freely. This was an instance of the humanity of the laws of Moses. The idea is, that the ox should not be prevented from eating when it was in the midst of food; and that as it laboured for its owner, it was entitled to support; and there was a propriety that it should be permitted to partake of the grain which it was threshing. Then the servant of the Lord should not be anxious, but serve the Lord with all his heart. The owner always reserves the food for the ox as God also always take of you care. God has provided food to Elijah, thanks to God, the angel knew where Elijah was going. Angels know this is too difficult journey compared to his strength. How comforting is it to serve God, who knows our goals and limits more than we do! (Psalm 103: 13, 14). God also provided to Paul somethings he needs in jail, God likened the ox to His followers and develops his kingdom.
I am a preacher the gospel, and, as such, is raised by the gospel. God of the gospel has fed me with faithfulness. I am amazed at the faithfulness of God to a humble like me, that is the truth. I am even more amazed that God's care is more meticulous than the care of earthly parents. The Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel. From the depths of my soul, I vow to love God all my life no matter how tomorrow. Because God consented and take care of an ox, God always takes care of me and fulfills all my needs.
Awards of Who Is Preaching The Good News
God Will Honor "An Ox" Serves Owner
"Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me."
(John 12:25-26 NIV)
What Are The Awards of Who Preach The Gospel As "An Ox"?
Paul says, "For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast since I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me. What then is my reward? Just this: that in preaching the gospel I may offer it free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel." (16-18) The benefits of who preach the gospel are preached free of charge, and so not make full use of my rights as a preacher of the gospel.
A follower of God must sacrifice as Jesus has sacrificed, but those who consented and take care of God's servants are very rewarding. Because he worked for God that feed the servants of the Lord as they serve Him on this land.
In 2006, my husband and I came to The United States, My husband is invited to administer a church of about one hundred believers, we work at Vietnamese Methodist Church of Van Bur-en for God volunteer, so my husband is a student full time, he goes to school every day, preaching the gospel, taking care of the church, and my husband and I also go out to open the new church start. living in the United States is a civilized country, rich, and modern should each the family to pay a lot of expenses. I have done two jobs to help my husband in preaching the gospel and leading the church. I always happy, thankful, helpful every one because that is awards for me.
Should Provide Straw for The Ox
"Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality."
(Romans 12:13 NIV)
What Should We Do When An Ox While It Treads Out The Grain?
After the experience in Vietnam as a servant of God when I have chosen an uncanny road, I sympathize with the servants of God in Vietnam. We have to call Christians to support the servants of God in difficult times, persecuted, imprisoned for the Good News who walk with God as a faithful servant of the Lord, he walking with God on an uncanny road. Jesus says, "And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”(Matthew 10:42). Other religions usually do good deeds, They give an allocation to all the poor they seek salvation through good works.
Of course, we need to support the poor, the disaster but the Lord teaches us first to provide for His servants, that the kingdom of God may grow up. (Titus 3:14) Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives. We have donated a Honda motorcycle to a Pastor in Vietnam.
In Paul's missionary journey, he was at times in need because of lack of many things. The brothers of Macedonia came and supplied for the lack of him. (2 Corinthians 11:9) And when I was with you and needed something, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied what I needed. I have kept myself from being a burden to you in any way and will continue to do so.
It was Jesus Christ when He preached on earth that there were women who offered Him and His disciples on the way preaching. (Luke 8:3) Joanna the wife of Chukka, the manager of Herod’s household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means.
I look forward to looking for the ones who treads out the grain as "an ox" of God provide them with what they need on the road follow God with full of challenges, danger, or in needy circumstances and lack. Have you ever been touched by this? God is touching your heart. Ask God, what do I do for You?
Provide The Straw for “An Ox”
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