And not only as we had hoped, but they first gave themselves to the Lord, and then to us by the will of God. So we urged Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also complete this grace in you as well. (2 Corinthians 8:5-6 NKJV)
и не только то, чего мы надеялись, но они отдали самих себя, во-первых, Господу, потом и нам по воле Божией; поэтому мы просили Тита, чтобы он, как начал, так и окончил у вас и это доброе дело. (2-е Коринфянам 8:5-6 Russian)
Dear Lord our God ~ in a general sense, we give you honor, glory and praise that you are the Father of all mankind. Each day we call upon you as our Father in heaven who gives and takes away. The rebellious ways of all humanity are often foreign to the superior way of life that your beloved Son demonstrated while in this body of flesh we now inhabit. Open our eyes and hearts to the cries for help coming from Christians living near and far away. Grant us wisdom to be generous in coming to the aid of those laboring to spread the message of salvation before time ends. Bless efforts of followers of Christ to help the helpless around the world. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister