People tend to enjoy receiving gifts. Usually, we appreciate the intent more than the price. I like the way Paul said it, “I will most gladly spend and be spent for your souls.”
Paul was willing to give of himself in every way if it benefited others. Specifically, he desired their salvation.
In a self-serving world, it is challenging to find leaders who desire more to give than receive. As spiritual leaders, we focus on giving ourselves so others might be saved.
Our prayer should be to see the ways we can spend and be spent in the Lord’s service.