My dear child, whatever you do in behalf of the brethren, and of those who are strangers, is commendable.
If then there be a servant, appointed by his master to take care of his family, who faithfully and prudently distributes their allowance according to the establishment: happy is the servant,
Jesus answered, if there be a faithful prudent steward, appointed by his master to give his domesticks their stated allowance; happy is such a servant,
He that is faithful in a small trust, will be faithful in a greater: and he that is unfaithful in a little, will be unfaithful in much.
Therefore, having by the divine favour such a ministry, I exert myself:
therefore as we have opportunity, let us do good offices to all men, especially to the family of believers.
let your discourse and your actions be all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father by him.
as good economists of the different dispensations of God, communicate to one another the gifts you have receiv'd.