Text: Galatians 6:10
As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
Philippians 4: 10-20
The mind of God is that we render good to everyone we come across. When we do so we call Him to reckoning of our deeds. More particularly is He so called when the one to whom we do good is of the household of faith, those who are called by the name of the Lord. The widow of Zarephat saw a seemingly desperately hungry prophet of God and painfully offered him her last meal not knowing that God was going to be called to reckoning to sustain her and the son for many more days to come. The Christians in Philippi offered their benevolence unto Paul aside from others and he willfully called God to reckoning to supply their needs. He pointed some things out which are very relevant even now: many expect people who are hungry in the household of faith to come forward and beg. No. It ought not to be so. When your pastor is hungry, he won’t tell you. He will rather tell God. He is trained to abase and to abound when necessary. To you who know how to do a good thing but withhold your hand from so doing is it a sin, not the person who keeps his integrity by not being beggarly. The devil has introduced a phenomenon into the world that keeps people from doing good to preachers and other members of the household of faith depicting them as lazy or exploitative. But who are we to believe and obey? Be hospitable in your doings. God is truly watching you. Your gift can provoke a prophesy that will change the fate of your generations forever. Someone once said the young lad whose lunch Christ used to feed over five thousand people had each apostle carry a basket of supply after him home. He must have assumed he was offering a hungry Jesus his lunch when he gave it up. Stop withholding your hand from doing good. God is in it.
Father, please guide my thoughts and my actions to do good always to all men and particularly those that are of the household of faith in Jesus name.