“And when I was with you and needed something, I was not a burden to anyone, for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied what I needed. I have kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so.” 2 Corinthians 11:9

Paul accepted financial help from the Macedonians but not from those at Corinth. The Corinthians wanted to use their wealth to gain social acceptance. Paul would appear to be their client and they’d be his patron. Accepting financial help from the Corinthians came with cultural baggage that would compromise Paul’s message.

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