And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased. – (Hebrews 13:16, NIV)
And don’t forget to do good and to share what you have with others, because sacrifices like these are very pleasing to God. – (Hebrews 13:16, ERV)
Let’s not neglect what is good and share what we have, for these sacrifices also please God. – (Hebrews 13:16, VOICE)
We are called to do good and share with others. God is pleased when we choose to answer accordingly. To do good requires that we consider others and have their best interest in mind. Sharing can be done through our time, talent, wisdom, or resources. Each depends upon a determination to “do” on behalf of another. Incredibly, as we opt to share with others and do good, we end up gaining a warmth of heart, knowing we have done what we were meant to do. May we each aspire to do good and share with others, as this is pleasing unto God.
We’re not to neglect,
Our call to do good;
To share with others,
Love, as we all should.
For God is well-pleased,
When we sacrifice;
A bit of ourselves,
To reach out, be nice.
So, let us do good,
Share well, with others;
Do as we are called,
Sisters and brothers.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You call us to do good and share with others. Thank You that as we do, You are pleased with us. Forgive us for neglecting to reach out and do the simple things that we can do to bless, encourage or help those around us. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would act on each prompting You place within us to reach out to those around us. Show us how to love those around us in ways that give good and help meet needs. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we choose to sacrifice self to reach out and love others as You love each of us. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. – 1 Corinthians 13:7