Share with your teacher (Gal. 6:6)

“Those who are taught

The word

Must share

In all good things

With their teacher.”

Κοινωνείτω δὲ ὁ κατηχούμενος τὸν λόγον τῷ κατηχοῦντι ἐν πᾶσιν ἀγαθοῖς.

Paul said, “Those who are taught (δὲ ὁ κατηχούμενος) the word (τὸν λόγον) must share (Κοινωνείτω) in all their good things (ἐν πᾶσιν ἀγαθοῖς) with their teacher (τῷ κατηχοῦντι).”  Only the Pauline letters used this word Κοινωνείτω, that means to share, contribute, impart, or have fellowship with.  Paul indicated that those who had been taught the good words about Jesus Christ must share with their teachers.  This meant that those who had learned about Jesus should share or compensate those who were teaching them about Jesus.  The student should share or pay the teacher for his work, since teachers were entitled to compensation.  On the one hand, they freely give of themselves, but they have to be taken care of at the same time.  Do you compensate teachers adequately?

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