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26 August 2023 ‘Let us not love in word…but in deed.’ 1 John 3:18 NKJV

Today, have a think about how you would answer these two questions: 1) Do you really care about others? 2) If your answer was yes, could you be more involved in meeting their needs? The Bible says, ‘Whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?…let us not love in word…but in deed’ (vv. 17-18 NKJV). That Scripture could be reduced to two words: Do something! In the parable of the Good Samaritan, two different ministers walked past a dying man on the Jericho road without stopping to help. Ever wondered why? Wasn’t this a great opportunity to ‘practise what you preach’? How did they become so insensitive and uncaring? Did they think, ‘The problem is too big, there is nothing I can do about it?’ Were they so focused on their church’s agenda that they didn’t want to commit the time or the resources that would be needed to get this man back on his feet? Jesus said: ‘But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him’ (Luke 10:33-34 NKJV). Notice the word ‘compassion’. it points to the fact that the Good Samaritan was willing to get emotionally involved – and we must be, too. Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision, once prayed, ‘Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God.’ Today, maybe God is saying to you, ‘Do something!’

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