So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
God gives us good gifts, and desires for us to do good deeds. Doing good deeds also is a blessing unto others when we ourselves have been blessed. The gifts are not to be hoarded by ourselves, but given out. Paul says in verses 7 & 9: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches...And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Opportunities abound if we just pay attention to the people around us in our church community. It doesn’t always have to be a big project to non-believers or missionary trip somewhere. Paul says to do good especially to those who are within our community of faith. Why? Because those not of the faith is watching how the children of light acts in a dark world. How we treat one another in love should lead others to Christ; they will want what we have. The most convincing testimony we can give is through our actions.
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in your current situation
Lord we ask you to shield the world from panic and despair as Your Church boldly proclaims the good news of Jesus Christ. In this uncertain time, may people find true comfort and peace in their souls as they call upon Your Name.