The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible1 Corinthians 4:12
And labour, working with our own hands…
As the apostle
did at Corinth, (Acts 18:3) and elsewhere; partly to minister to his
own necessities, and those of others; and partly that he might not
be burdensome to the churches; and also to set an example of
diligence and industry to others; though he had a right and power to
claim a maintenance of those to whom he ministered.
Being reviled, we bless;
as Christ commanded, (Matthew 5:44) and the
apostle himself directed and exhorted to, (Romans 12:14)
being persecuted, we suffer it;
that is, patiently; neither
resisting our persecutors, nor murmuring and repining at our
unhappy circumstances; but taking all in good part, as what is the
will of God, and will make for his glory.