In the third chapter of the Gospel according to Mark, we find an interesting discourse regarding the practice of doing good.
Then he went back in the meeting place where he found a man with a crippled hand. The Pharisees had their eyes on Jesus to see if he would heal him, hoping to catch him in a Sabbath infraction. He said to the man with the crippled hand, “Stand here where we can see you.”
Then he spoke to the people: “What kind of action suits the Sabbath best? Doing good or doing evil? Helping people or leaving them helpless?” No one said a word. He looked them in the eye, one after another, angry now, furious at their hard-nosed religion. He said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” He held it out—it was as good as new! The Pharisees got out as fast as they could, sputtering about how they would join forces with Herod’s followers and ruin him. (Mark 3:1-6 MSG)
We fall into rules and regulations that are man-made, not God- made. Staying close to Jesus and His word helps us avoid this hypocrisy! Remember Romans eight? There is no condemnation to those who walk, not according to the flesh (man made rules, self righteous actions, etc.), but walk according to the Spirit, (following Christ’s example of bearing the burdens of others).
Prayer: Jesus, help me to keep the goal in view…Caring for others in the fashion that You care for us.
Revelation 2:17- He will give us a white stone with a new name!
http://bible.com/1/2ch7.14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Praise be to God, who hears our prayers!
http://bible.com/1/PHP1.6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
http://bible.com/1/gal6.7-8 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting…
Keeping the best for God!
http://bible.com/1/tit2.11-12 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
God’s Abundance Touches Us All
http://bible.com/1/php1.9-10 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ;
http://bible.com/1/jhn1.5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
I had some dark days in the hospital. God sent His angels to comfort and care for me. Blessed be His name!
I am still in awe
Of He who gave His all.
I’ll never take Him for granted…
I don’t want to stall,because
He may call, and
I want to be there to answer.
Wherever I go
He seems to know
And I am met with His presence.
I love my Lord Jesus
And I know He loves me…
We’ll be together, forever!
http://bible.com/114/jhn13.34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”