Friday, March 24, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Be A Caring Christian

Friday March 24

Bible Reading:     Matt. 27: 55 - 56

Topic:         Be A Caring Christian

Caring is simply attending to the welfare of another person or reaching out to others in need.

It goes beyond sympathy which is feeling sorry for the person, to actually doing something to alleviate their need.

It is love in action, exemplified by God Himself when He sent His only begotten Son to die for the sins of the world (Jn. 3: 16)

The women mentioned in yesterday's reading ministered to the physical needs of Jesus and His disciples out of their substance (Lk. 8: 3)

In the passage today they exhibited their love and care for Jesus by following Him even to the cross at Calvary.

They did that to reciprocate Jesus' love to them as mentioned in Gal. 6: 6 - "Let him who is taught the word shall in all good things with him who teaches"

Every genuine Christian must strive to practically demonstrate God's love since it is one of the reasons why God saved us (Eph. 2: 10)

This ranges from witnessing to sinners to giving of our resources not just to care for our needy but also our spiritual leaders who labour to grow and mature us in the faith.

Have you been caring for the needy - spiritually and physically?
If not, you can start something today!!

Father in Heaven, thank you for Your Word which has gone forth today. Help me to become a better Christian through supporting those in need even as the Scripture says in Gal. 6: 9 - 10 - "let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith" -, Amen.

Memory verse:   Matt. 27: 55
"And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto Him"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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