“In all things I gave you an example, that so laboring ye ought to help the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that he himself said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
(Acts 20:35, ASV)
While one may say that Brother Eli was vocal when it comes to preaching God’s words, it is known to many that he was not all talk. He practiced what he preached.
In fact, despite his old age, Brother Eli continued to labor so that he could keep the varied charities he initiated and supported.