.…Or get out there and be a blessing to someone who needs it.
Galatians 6:10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us work that which is good toward all men, and especially toward them that are of the household of the faith.
I had to read this passage a few times to really get a feel for it, and I still had a bit of an issue.
…as we have opportunity, let us work that which is good toward all men…
For me, this means that you should help your fellow man whenever you see an opportunity. Lift up those who are down on their luck, and show them the love and compassion Jesus taught us to give to others. It is through helping and loving others that those we help will be truly blessed and know God is with them. Here comes the part I had a bit of an issue with…
…especially toward them that are of the household of faith.
I am not in the habit of arguing with God, as that is a sure-fire way to get into deep trouble fast, but from a philosophical standpoint, I have a problem with this part of the passage. It seems a bit selective as to whom we should give the most help. Does this half of the passage mean that those who are not Christian -meaning we have to do a bit of judging here, a no-no- still need help, but not as much as those who are? My heart tells me that, even though we Christians may need our faith reinforced every now again, those who are lost need a little more direction. Those who don’t know the love of the Heavenly Father need to be shown, by our actions in His name, that God is there for them, right? So, shouldn’t they need more guidance and help them those already of the faith? Just wondering.
Until next time, God bless.