The scripture for today, March 27, is Proverbs 3:27f as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow’ ~ when you now have it with you .”
Christians generally are good people. They stay out of trouble at work and in the neighborhood. They obey the laws. They don’t use profanity, they don’t lie, they don’t cheat, they don’t steal, they don’t commit adultery, they don’t murder.
These are things Christians don’t do ~ sins of commission. But what about things Christians do not do? Too busy to stop and look around you for someone needing help? Too busy to drive someone to the doctor, or watch a child when a parent is sick, or fix a meal when a family is bereaved, or send a card for someone’s birthday, or call someone who is lonely? Too shy to say something to someone in distress? Too afraid to bring up heaven and hell to a lost one? These are sins! Sins of omission and they are just as serious.
Today, look around you. Who needs you? Not your neighbor, or a relative, or someone else at work, or one of the other members of your congregation, but you? When do they need you? Not tomorrow or next month or next year, but today?
Get out of your comfort zone. Quit committing sins of omission. Make a point to do something for someone else. When? Today.
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Wonderful words of encouragement! What the Christian world overlooks is the sin of omission!
We are too busy, we don’t have time, I don’t really know them that well.
Years ago before we had Social Welfare, we had children in school that didn’t have sufficient clothing. I established an ongoing credit with the two major clothing and dry good stores in town. They were to send me a bill at the end of each month.
Then I went to the Principles of each school and to the teachers and told each that if any kid needed ANYTHING take them to either this store or that store. If they didn’t have time to do it, Call me and I would come pick the child up myself.
And you know what? I never missed a cent of that money. It was If it just kept getting replaced.
The scripture says, “Those that lend to the poor are giving to God.”
I did’nt tell you this for my own aggrandizement, but to show that the Lord is faithful to His ;promises.
Enjoy you every day!
Wonderful idea. It could still be used today. Thanks for sharing, Larry.