In chapters 8 and 9 of 2 Corinthians, Paul deals entirely with an issue that we don’t pay too much attention to today. It is the question of charity. Charity to the churches in Palestine. There had been a famine apparently, a failure of crops and what-not, and the condition was very severe. So, Paul and others did not hesitate to ask the gentile believers abroad, as well as the Jewish believers, to help their fellow believers.