Bible reference~Acts 20:33-35
Paul never held back telling people about the Good News of Christ. But he was also a good worker providing for his own needs and making extra to share with others. He had A foundational attitude that it is better to give to others than to receive from them.
33 “I have never coveted anyone’s silver or gold or fine clothes. 34 You know that these hands of mine have worked to supply my own needs and even the needs of those who were with me. 35 And I have been a constant example of how you can help those in need by working hard. You should remember the words of the Lord Jesus: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”