Galatians 6:10, “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
You should help others by giving them the message of Jesus and meeting their needs as often as you can. You may not be able to help everyone, but you can help someone! Everyday have an open heart for God to lead you and give you exciting opportunities to love people. The Good Samaritan in Luke 10:25-37 simply did what he would have wanted someone to do for him. You may not have a million dollars to give away or hours a day to volunteer, but you have something to give and time to offer someone in your life.
Use whatever you have been blessed with to be a blessing to others. All you have to do is look around the world you live in and ask God, “Who can I show your love to?”
John the Baptist in Luke 3:11 described what true generosity looks like when he said, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.” In other words, whatever you can give away- give it away for free! I believe garage sales for the most part reflect the heart of greed. Especially in the U.S., we have so much stuff that we can’t even fit it all in our house, but we still want to sell it and make money from it to buy more stuff- God have mercy! What if we were more like Jesus and the disciples and simply gave it all away? Your old toaster could make someone else’s day!
Also, even if you don’t always have money or things to give away, you always have Jesus’ love and the gospel to share with others. The greatest gift you can ever give someone is the message of eternal life. The method you use to witness isn’t important, being a witness is. Ask God for opportunities to preach the gospel to the lost everyday. For example hairdressers, waitresses, gas station attendants, neighbors, coworkers, family members- they all need Jesus!
Paul wrote in Romans 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.” Don’t be too shy or embarrassed to give people the gift of the gospel. It’s the greatest help you can offer someone because people can still go to hell after being given all the other gifts in the world. Real charity is the message of Jesus to lost sinners.
How can you help others? Get out of your comfort zone and do something in Jesus’ name- start today!
When was the last time you helped someone and preached the gospel to a sinner?
- Repent if you have been selfish and ignored people in their times of need.
- Ask God to give you a heart of love for others.
- Live by John Wesley’s motto, “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.”