Proverbs 3:27, “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in the power of your hand to do so.”
There is so much that can be done for the good of the world. Holding a door open for a person. Paying for someone else’s fuel or food. Helping clean a driveway off of snow. These are just some of the small things that can be done for others. We should always try to do good when we can.
Do not withhold good. If we have a chance to help out, we should. Volunteer more. Give more. Do more. So many people say they will do more and they don’t. That is a lip service. God does not want just our words. God wants our actions. He wants us to do everything we can to help out others. What happens is that when you help someone out, it becomes contagious. It may even come back around to you some day.
From those to whom it is due. There are so many people who are worse off in this world. Own a home? There are many that are homeless. Own a car? There are many that have to walk everywhere they go. We are so blessed for all that we have. We take it for granted. I know that I have. Giving is fun if we put God in the center of it. Make God our focus when we help out those in need.
When it is in the power. We all have power through God. Jesus died and gave us the greatest gift of all: salvation. Through salvation, we are so blessed because we are chosen by God. We should take that power, given by God, and give it to others. We cannot save others. What we can do is to share Jesus and let Jesus enact the salvation in them. This gift is more valuable than food or money. This gift is eternal life.
Of your hand to do so. We cannot give salvation to others but we can help with physical needs. If we help with physical needs, God will take care of spiritual needs. With our actions and showing the love of God, we can help others to see how great our God is. We have a task on this Earth. We are to praise and thank God and also share God with others. This is the gift that truly keeps giving. Let us spread the gift of salvation to all so that all may be with God forever in Heaven.
Thank You for all that You bless us with. We have so much and we should share what we have with others. You gave of what You have when You sent Your Son to die on the cross. We know that could not have been easy. We ask for You to give us the words to say and the actions to do to lead people to You. Help us to see the needs of the world to make it a better place. Help us to treat others well as everyone is created by You, Lord.
In Your name we pray,