We believe that immediately we are saved by faith in Christ, we should be committed to acts of kindness, charity, justice and generosity. Our goal should be to reach out to defenseless people – orphans, the poor, the homeless, widows, the lonely – within our reach. It is true that we are not saved by works but it is also true that when we don’t care for others, it may mean we don’t know the God that wants us to love every person and serve anyone we can. In Mathew 25:34-40, we learnt that God notices the helps we render to those in need. He demands our personal involvement in caring for others’ needs. This Scripture describes acts (feeding the hungry, giving water to those that are thirsty, housing the stranger, handing out clothes to those that lack them, visiting hospitals and prisons) of mercy we can all do every day. Acts that do not depend on wealth, ability, or intelligence. We have no excuse to neglect those who have deep needs. This week, think about defenseless people in your community and seek to help.
“Having a life that matters comes from the ability to add value to others. This is where significance starts.” ~ John C. Maxwell.