Recently, we experienced a situation in which someone was expressing a need to be helped. We prayed for the individuals, and then sought out ways in which we could best help them in their Spoken need. After some research and investigation, and searching out alternatives, we came to discover and find out that they were not really being honest about their need. So, we couldn’t help them in the thing that they were requesting because of that discovery.
Yet, That experience got me thinking about those who really have legitimate needs and the potential for them to not be helped because of situations like the one mentioned above. We all have experienced something like that from time to time; people who didn’t really need it.
Does that mean that we vow in our hearts to not help at all?
You and I may be tempted not to; but I just want to remind you, as well as myself, to keep on loving and showing compassion when and where you can, in love and wisdom, because the world needs it.
The bible says that, “But God commended his love toward us in that, While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Rom. 5:8). What that means to me is that, even in knowing who and what I was, Jesus still chose to love me and die for me. His love for me didn’t wane or change, even in spite of me. Neither should our love for others wane or change because of where they may be at the present moment.
Let me add though, that loving others doesn’t mean giving them what they “ask for”. Love is being open and willing to give them what they really “need”. That’s the goal.
In closing, I’m reminded of what Paul told Timothy when he wrote, “Now the end of the commandment is charity (love) out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of Faith unfeigned.”
My Prayer is that the Love of God would continue to burn in our hearts.