These portions of Scripture talk about doing good in order to bring about a response of thanksgiving to God by those who received the blessings through our good works.
We read in Hebrews that God is well pleased with our sacrifices when we ‘do good’ and share what we have with those in need. But we must bear in mind the difference between bread and seed mentioned in 2 Corinthians 9:10. Bread is for consumption. Seed is for sowing. And when seeds are sown in obedience to the Good News, it will bring forth a harvest for the kingdom. In other words, our acts of good works to the needy and the poor should not be focused purely on their physical needs but also their greater spiritual need of a Saviour.
So while we look for opportunities to give alms to help the poor and needy, are we also performing our priestly duty of proclaiming the Gospel in season and out, to heal the broken hearted, bring sight to the blind and set free those who are oppressed?
Keep on keeping on…
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