Now I want to deal with the offering of money for God's people. Do what I told the churches in Galatia to do.
On the first day of every week, each of you should put some money away. The amount should be in keeping with how much money you make. Save the money so that you won't have to take up an offering when I come.
When I arrive, I will send some people with your gift to Jerusalem. They will be people you consider to be good. And I will give them letters that explain who they are.
If it seems good for me to go also, they will go with me.
After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you. I will only be passing through Macedonia.
But I might stay with you for a while. I might even spend the winter. Then you can help me on my journey everywhere I go.