“As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10).
The above text is one of my favorites. It dismisses the notion that we can pick and choose those to whom we shall be kind.
God doesn’t say, “Do good to everyone but those who have religion wrong.” He doesn’t wink his eye and say, “Be kind to all people but atheists and Buddhists and those of differing ethnicity than we.”
Everybody. All people. Even our enemies. We are to treat people right; the way we wish to be treated by others. It’s a rule. It’s a golden rule. And by following this rule we all become the recipients of marvelous ah-ha moments.
Ah-Ha! Here is someone who is feeling lonely and depressed. This is a wonderful opportunity to extend my friendship.
Ah-Ha! There are those sick in my circle of life and I will send them cards and visit them and help them during their need.
Ah-Ha! These teens seem to be misguided in how to dress appropriately and how to talk in public. Rather than jump on them I will try to influence them to alter their lives for the good.
Ah-Ha! There is a special financial need that directly impacts the presence of Christ in the community. I will try to support this above and beyond my regular support.
Ah-Ha! There will be a new Bible study class beginning soon. I will no longer stay away from these opportunities to sharpen my spiritual awareness, but will start attending classes regularly.
Ah-Ha! It occurred to me that many jobs must be done around the church facilities. Someone does them. Perhaps I should help. I think I will offer my services.
Ah-Ha! My neighbor has been asking about church and other spiritual things. Maybe God is nudging me to ask them for a Bible study. Yes. I will invite them to study God’s word with me.
How many times does God give us doors for service that we simply overlook? Be careful not to miss a single Ah-Ha moment.
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