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Fruitful Accounts (Chinese/English)



17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.

我并不求什么馈送,所求的就是你们的果子渐渐增多,归在你们的账上。 (腓立比书 4:17 和合本)

18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.

但我样样都有,并且有余;我已经充足,因我从以巴弗提受了你们的馈送,当作极美的香气,为 神所收纳、所喜悦的祭物。 (腓立比书 4:18 和合本)

Fruitful Accounts


Paul is giving beautiful instructions… on giving.


This is a church, that made Paul very happy, as they blessed Paul time and time again.


Some people to whom you give, are not asking for gifts or donations. Hudson Taylor in China in the 1860’s had needs and the post took 6 months to come, but every need was met, exactly on time. He did not ask for gifts, but God supplied every need at just the right time.

你给予的一些人,并不是要求礼物或捐赠。19世纪60年代哈德逊·泰勒(Hudson Taylor)在中国有需求,这个职位花了6个月的时间才到,但每个需求都得到了满足,而且是准时的。他不求恩赐,神却在适当的时候供应他所需用的。

When you give a gift to the work of God, it is a sweet smell in the nostrils of God. Paul did not want a gift because he wanted a gift, but he wanted that gift to be in their account, and he wanted their account to abound and grow. This isn’t an account that grows by putting money in, but by taking money out.


The next time you give a gift to the Lord’s work, remember that it is well pleasing to God, and it has a sweet aroma to the receiver, but also to God.


Heavenly bank accounts are different than earthly ones; the more you take out and give to others for the glory of God, the more the account grows.


How fruitful and abounding is your heavenly bank account?


God bless you,



About Keith H

Hello everyone, my name is Keith or kk. I am a christian writer and teacher living in Nanjing China Teaching both online and in person, Have several students. Am married to a wonderful chinese lady called Helen with a beautiful 27 year old daughter called sherry, she is a ba in fine arts from brandon university in Canada

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