Daily Devotional – 10/24/14 “Saints … help more!”

What if you laid down on last night and didn’t get up? Would your life have been meaningful?

What if you were in an accident and needed someone to care for you? Would you have someone there? Without hesitation, might I add, because you’ve been there for someone else?

What if you were sick and needed someone? Can you honestly say you’ve cared enough about someone for them to return the favor?

If you were broken down on the side of the road and called for help, would they come?

If you needed money and asked to borrow, would they give?

If you needed a place to stay, would they open their doors?

I’m only asking these things because the bible says that in order to get a friend you have to first show yourself as friendly. But isn’t it strange that as Christians we don’t show Godly love to one another like we should and don’t do Christian things to and for one another like we could? I mean the bible says in Proverbs 17:17, “A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need,” yet we’d rather walk past each other on the street. We try to figure out if the person who is doing the begging really need what they are begging for, when it’s really not our place, instead of helping them with they ask you for. We either help or don’t but don’t question their need.

See, you have to understand, it’s not about the person you help for the bible says in Luke 6:38, “Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full–pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” Don’t you get it! Your giving isn’t about the person you’re helping. Your helping isn’t about the act and your serving shouldn’t be for glorification from man because you should know by now that Proverbs 19:17 says, “If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD–and he will repay you!” This all goes back to studying your word. We should be helping one another because it’s what we are supposed to do. This is why I said earlier, we need more Saints! Then we wouldn’t have church folk being all up in church folk business because then church folk would sit their tails down somewhere. Help more and maybe you’d hush more!

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