Saturday, June 15, 2019

Being a Steward of Christ through Charity

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Can you remember a time when you desperately needed emotional support or needed help with a task or just needed an item that you could not find or obtain and someone else helped you or gave you what you needed? How did you feel? You felt grateful and relieved, right? So when you see a homeless person asking you for food and you have the means to give that person food, what do you do?

The Book of Peter and Acts says the following:

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:8-10
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. Acts 20:35
God did not design man to go about this world alone because God knew before He even created us that we all, at some point in our lives, would need help or guidance. Whether it's through help or guidance by a helpmate, friend, family member or stranger, we are all God's creatures created in His image. And since God is loving and giving and we are created out of His image, we as Christians must represent God. Therefore, to help another person in need is simply being a good steward in Christ by fulfilling your basic and essential duty as a Christian through love and Charity.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13:13

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