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In these passages is the account of Paul explaining to the Corinthian Church why Paul did not seek compensation for his preaching the Gospel message of Jesus Christ.  Paul told them that he had a right to be compensated for his preaching, as were other preachers.  Paul said that even Jesus said it was OK for those who proclaim the Gospel to make a  living from the Gospel.  However, Paul was looking beyond worldly compensation toward his Heavenly compensation or reward.  

Paul was a tentmaker, and he made his living that way.  Paul did not want to view his preaching as a job.  He did not want it to be a stewardship.  Paul wanted it to be something he did voluntarily out of his desire to serve God.  I’m certain that God rewarded Paul’s attitude with adequate compensation as a tentmaker. 

The Bible says, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and the rest will be given you as well.”  It seems that Paul was relying on this Truth.