3 John 1:9 I wrote unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the preeminence among them, receiveth us not.
It is important that we support the ministry gifts that the Lord has called and by accepting them it is as if we are accepting the Lord himself. The bible records in 3 John a man named Diotrephes. Apostle John states that Diotrephes had to have preeminence. Here is an example of self centered man and a man that refused to submit to apostolic authority. He refused to support those whom traveled through the region preaching the gospel and further more instead of helping he threw them out of town. The tragedy in this situation is he is noted among the believers. John releases his apostolic authority toward the rebellion of Diotrephes and encouraged the believers not to follow his evil work.
Have you ever had a Diotrephes moment ? When instead of helping the cause of Christ you hindered the work through an attitude of rebellion. Many things fade over time like cars, clothes, and even our bodies but word of the Lord says “only that which is done in the name of the Lord shall last.” Support your local church by giving of your gifts and talents and by supporting the local church you are doing that same support unto our Lord.
Jesus Is Lord