“If one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and well fed, but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?” James 2:16 (NIV)
Are we Christians walking the walk?
Dull eyes & ears – it hurts to see their ignorance. Jesus’ compassion is perceptive to people’s needs.
“If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.
“Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.” Matthew 5:40-42 (NKJV)
Father God, pop open the ears and unveil their eyes, in Jesus’ name. Thank You for the special prayer request You answered through ‘strangers’ today in such a profound way.
- Glorify God: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your mind, all your soul and all your strength.” Says Jesus in Mark 12:30
- Be honest: give something true of yourself (Proverbs 11:3)
- Be consistent: keep giving (Luke 6:38)
- Minimize tags and categories (Ecclesiastes 5:2) – this is a hard one
God made each of us so unique, how could our blogs be the same then?
“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:5
“But I will sacrifice unto Thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord.” Jonah 2:9 (KJV).
Jesus says in Matt 5:33-37, 42 (NASB) “Again, you have heard that the ancients were told, ‘YOU SHALL NOT MAKE FALSE VOWS, BUT SHALL FULFILL YOUR VOWS TO THE LORD.’ “But I say to you, make no oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is the footstool of His feet, or by Jerusalem, for it is THE CITY OF THE GREAT KING. “Nor shall you make an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. “But let your statement be, ‘Yes, yes’ or ‘No, no’; anything beyond these is of evil.” “Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you.”
You won’t get a paycheck, but if you pay what you promised, the Lord Who seeks righteousness will know. Two years ago I gave away my hair, clothes and car.
Dr. David Jeremiah describes generosity as giving and not expecting anything back (TBN).
Ecclesiastes 5:4 (KJV), “When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.”
2 Chronicles 16:9 (NIV), “For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. You have done a foolish thing, and from now on you will be at war.”