Ye yourselves know that these hands ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring ye ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:34-35).
Christians do well to exemplify a giving attitude in feeling and practice. Yet if a Christian would give, another must receive; if we are to give to one another, we must also prove willing to receive from one another. We must be on guard against covetousness; nevertheless, pride and American mythology often influence us away from receiving from others as we ought.