In this daily Bible reading is the account of Paul explaining why he did not seek compensation for 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 it was customary for those who proclaimed the Gospel to make a living from preaching. 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 wanted it to be something he did voluntarily out of his desire to serve God. I believe 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.