In Galatians 2:6-10 Paul recounts being given, along with Barnabas, the right hand of fellowship by James, Peter, and John. It didn’t take long for the “reputed pillars” to recognize the grace of God that was given to Paul. They decided that Paul, the persecutor turned preacher, would bring the message of the gospel to the Gentiles while the others would bring the message of salvation to the Jews.
The only caveat: “Continue to remember the poor.”
When you read the passage you get a sense of how personal this request is. Their urging for the well being of the saints in the body springs from a place of deep concern.
How about you? If we love Jesus and embrace the whole of the Gospel, then the well being of the poor in the body of Christ will matter to us.
Lord Jesus, lead us in the same way of the early church. We want to say, in the same spirit they did, to remember the poor among us is “the very thing” we are eager to do. Amen.