Matthew 28:19-20

Do not labor the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him. John 6:27

Remember how you felt the last time you helped someone? Maybe you helped a stranded motorist. Maybe you joined a neighbor for a home repair job or took on a task that was burdensome and you were glad to eventually complete it.

Whatever the circumstance, you probably were warmed by the fact that you had performed an act of goodwill. But what about doing an act of the Father’s will? Often our deeds are only for temporal benefit. Have you ever considered extending your efforts to eternity?

Our best labor is to accept  and honor the words Jesus spoke as He prepared to return to heaven. He commanded us to make disciples of all the nations.

This means whether at home or abroad we are to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. We can’t all ship off to a distant land, but we can put our arms around a hurting family member, friend, coworker, or stranger and say, “You know, Jesus you, and so do I. I’ll pray for you. Is there anything else I can do?”

Jesus commanded all believers to take him and His Word seriously in our approach with others. When you honor His command, you will honor God. The result of your love and obedience is an inexpressible appreciation of the fruit of the Spirit. People notice when we share the love of Christ.

Give me  a heart of compassion, Lord. Help me to reach out to people in need.

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