Phillip 4:15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning giving ( dosis ) and receiving (lepsis), but ye only.
Dosis and lepis are uncommon New Testament words.
Dosis appears twice and lepsis once.
When reading, giving and receiving in the above verse, one immediately thinks of action, constructing these words as verbs.
However, dosis and lepsis are nouns.
It would be more precise to render the verse like this.
Phillip 4:15 Now ye Philippians know also, that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church communicated with me as concerning debits and credits, but ye only.
One of the characteristics of a maturing Christian life is our ability to sacrificially give to others at the expense of our own comfort.
Any time that you give to God, you incur a debit of some kind.
If its money, as in a tithe, you sustain a debit, in which you a have bit less to spend on yourself.
Bu when you incur debit for God, He takes it and processes it through the bank of heaven in which it multiplies in many fascinating and unforeseen ways.
We learn how to accrue debits to God by giving, but how many of us have acquired the secret of receiving all the credits which God wants to apply to our accounts?
Mind you, I am not only talking to you about money.
Whatever it is, if we are obedient children of God, generously debiting to God’s kingdom, we have a whole lot of credits which God wants to apply to our account.
We need to spend time with God and ask Him to reveal those credits and then by hope and faith receive and believe them until they become realities.
The debits and credits of God’s kingdom is an anointing which God wants us to function in.
Just remember that to be able to fully take advantage of all of God’s credits you must invest your resources by the process of debits to Him first.