Why We Give: Fragmentary Answer

07 Jan

I’ve been working (in my mind) on how to best build the case for why it is important to help others for someone who is having a difficult time grasping the “point” of it. This morning my reading has once again coincidentally brought me upon more basis for this discussion I’ve been constructing.

bigstockphoto_risk_1072402The argument that I am facing (more or less) is “I can’t give to others because I am trying to take care of my family.”

I’d like to point out that I have more thought out than is involved in this blog, however if you have anything you think would benefit being added for the purpose of sharing the importance of the need to do this, I would more than welcome it.

If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them! And if you do good only to those who do good to you, why should you get credit? Even sinners do that much! And if you lend money only to those who can repay you, why should you get credit? Even sinners will lent to other sinners for a full return.” – Luke 6:32-34

Life is not a matter of taking care of yourself and your family to simply “make it through”, but it is more a matter of showing Gods love to people in need and to people who have not heard or felt the power of Christ in their lives. The goal is  to show them what they are missing by not having the Savior in their lives; to show them “this is what His love can do”, and “if this is possible, how much greater must His love be?”

We are not trying to be “better” than the lost but we are supposed to be different. How is your life with God different from that of the unbeliever?

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Posted by on January 7, 2013 in Building Blocks for Life, Life in General


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One response to “Why We Give: Fragmentary Answer

  1. nopew

    January 10, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Yes, we live as though we are hands and feet for Jesus, but we cannot meet EVERY need we meet. Equally to do nothing doesn’t meet God’s expectations. The Bible teaches if you have 2 coats, share with someone who has none, but if you have only one, well… My wife works for the Salvation Army at Christmas, and she sees whole families pull together to help others, or whole office staff, etc. We also don’t need to help as solo fliers either. When we get the chance we help, and that makes a difference. Apathy is the opposite of love!


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