2 CORINTHIANS 8
13 For I mean not that other men be eased, and ye burdened:
While the law of Christ enjoins kindness to the utmost, it does not absolve any one from the reciprocal obligations of courtesy and good breeding. On the contrary, none are so considerate of their neighbours' privacy as those who act habitually on the Christ-prescribed rule, "As ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so to them." But in a land of "sundowners" this is liable to be forgotten.
A one-sided application of the laws of Christ is very unsatisfactory. It brings double pressure where only one pressure was intended. A faithful man will be equal to the double pressure perhaps, but an arch stands best on two piers. It is apt to fall in if the weight is all on one leg. When the guest observe the rules that belong to them it makes it easy for the host to do his part.
But the world is out of order, and will continue so till re-constructed by the Master's hand that will give us "new heaven and new earth." (All which observations are unauthorised in this connection, and inspired only by sympathy for willing horses which are liable to get too much of the burden).
The Christadelphian, June 1896. p212.
16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you.
If there was an earnest care in the heart of Titus, God put it there, for all things are of God, but please recognize God's method of doing His own work.
God first brought Titus on the scene with a certain constitution of mind, then placed him in relation to the truth by hearing; and to the Corinthian believers, by acquaintance; and the result was a certain solicitude in his mind on behalf of the Corinthians.
The Christadelphian, April 1870