Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have

Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you. Hebrews 13:15-17

As Christians we are told to share what we have and to do the right thing. But sharing does not have to be monetary it can be as simple as a smile or a kind work or as complex as sharing the Word with a friend or stranger.  We have been given a gift of immense worth. So immense that we can give it away and still have all of it left. So immense that all the world can share in it and everyone can have it all. We have the gift of eternal life with God.

We do not have to be a gifted speaker to share God’s Word. In fact many times we do not have to speak at all. We can share His Word just in the way we live our lives. We can share in the way we treat others. We each need to learn how God has blessed us in our abilities. Some are great speakers and can inspire other with the spoken word. Others can write and in so doing share the Word with others. Some have the gift of hospitality or encouragement. Others are good listeners. Each can spread God’s love and His Word.

We do not have to go to a foreign land to do so we can do it right in our own towns. This week as we get ready to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus is a great time to share the greatest event in history with someone else. Jesus’ resurrection is the event that changed the world. From a small out of the way place in the Roman empire a message of hope sprang and spread to the entire world. This message of hope is for the entire world, every man woman and child.  God wants each of us to spend eternity with Him. All we have to do is chose to.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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