The good that we do towards others is sure to leave a mark that will never
be erased. We are to remember that others are in need all around us and as
believers in Christ, we have been given the commission to be His hands and
feet on the earth to care for and love all who are in need. We are to be
conscious to the fact that living only for ourselves not caring about the
benefits of others will lead to a lonely and mundane existence. We are not
created to hold love in, but rather are to share the love that we have to
all who are hurting and in need. One of the first shown emotions is love
towards someone else. Just as God's love is imparted upon us, so must we
impart the love that we have toward our fellow man. Because of our good
works that we do in Christ's Name, we will be remembered far longer than
the time it took for that good deed to be done. (Mark 9:41) (Romans 13:8-10)
I hope you are encouraged by today's message to be a doer of good works so
that all who see you may know Whom you belong to.
DR. WILLIAMS IS UPSTAIRS
A doctor who had devoted his life to helping the underprivileged lived over
a liquor store in the poor section of a large city. In front of the liquor
store was a simple sign reading "Dr. Williams is upstairs."
When he died, he had no relatives and he left no money for his burial. He
had never asked for payment from anyone he had ever treated. Friends and
patients scraped enough money together to bury the good doctor, but they
had no money for a tombstone. It appeared that his grave was going to be
unmarked until someone came up with a wonderful suggestion.
They took the sign from in front of the liquor store and nailed it to a
post over his grave. It made a lovely epitaph: Dr. Williams is upstairs.
Be encouraged to be a blessing when the opportunity comes before you. Do
not do your good works with a motive in mind, but rather do every good deed
with pureness of heart not seeking a reward, but intent on glorifying the
name of Lord. It is God who sees our good works that we do openly and in
secret and promises to give us a just reward for every good thing that was
done in His Name. The Lord Jesus declares in Revelation 22:12 "Behold, I
am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according
to his work." Rejoice and be exceedingly glad for God sees your every
effort and will reward you in like manner. (Matthew 25:34-40) (Rev. 20:11-13)
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
1 John 4:19-21 "We love Him, because He first loved us. If a man say, I
love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his
brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And
this commandment have we from Him, That he who loveth God love his brother
Galatians 6:2-4 "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of
Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing,
he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall
he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another."
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 "Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth
not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself
unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things,
believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things."
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
Today's Selected Poem: GOD QUALIFIES
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Today's Selected Testimony: THE SPARROW
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In Christ's Service,
Gods Work Ministry