Reformed Theology Reward vs Stewardship  Calvinism

Reward vs Stewardship

Reformed Theology Reward vs Stewardship  Calvinism
Reward vs Stewardship

Maybe too personal or basic for the sub, but I had one of those moments this morning where something you’ve struggled with for a long time got an answer.

My previous church encouraged fasting regularly. Once a year, the church would fast together for a week. Some would go the whole week, some a day. I really enjoyed the church and this part of it, but I always struggled with the fast being turned into a health or weight-loss activity.

This morning I was reading 1 Corinthians 9 where Paul talks about reward and stewardship. He is called to preach the gospel and if he does it willingly in his heart then there is reward, but regardless he has a stewardship to do it anyways.

I get it, I know it’s basic, but this just answered my question on fasting. I should be doing it regardless if my mind goes to health reasons gained rather than spiritual. It’s more than the reward, it’s something we’re called to do, or at least expected to be doing.

(Side note – I think it’d be worth while to have a weekly thread on things we’ve learned. Like this, I don’t expect much reply, but I hope it means something to someone out there. I’d like to see what others are learning. Something like our free for all Friday where people can just drop something that they learned or made a difference in their life)

Maybe too personal or basic for the sub, but I had one of those moments this morning where something you’ve struggled with for a long time got an answer.My previous church encouraged fasting regularly. Once a year, the church would fast together for a week. Some would go the whole week, some a day. I really enjoyed the church and this part of it, but I always struggled with the fast being turned into a health or weight-loss activity.This morning I was reading 1 Corinthians 9 where Paul talks about reward and stewardship. He is called to preach the gospel and if he does it willingly in his heart then there is reward, but regardless he has a stewardship to do it anyways.I get it, I know it’s basic, but this just answered my question on fasting. I should be doing it regardless if my mind goes to health reasons gained rather than spiritual. It’s more than the reward, it’s something we’re called to do, or at least expected to be doing.(Side note – I think it’d be worth while to have a weekly thread on things we’ve learned. Like this, I don’t expect much reply, but I hope it means something to someone out there. I’d like to see what others are learning. Something like our free for all Friday where people can just drop something that they learned or made a difference in their life)
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