Do you recall reading Malachi 3:13?
And if so, how do you feel about this passage of SCRIPTURE?"
Before you respond to this question.
Please know that I ask, it," hoping that none of us would be among those who in their utter silence, and refusal to share The GOSPEL of CHRIST. Are keeping their talent buried inside, and behaving as one who is ashamed of his LORD, and wants to hide." So in his refusal to serve his LORD, he speaks harshly to HIM.
Consider what his inactivity, says": "Your words have been harsh against ME,"
Says, The LORD,
Yet you say,
"What have we spoken against YOU?'
You have said, it is useless to serve GOD; What profit is it that we have kept HIS ordinance,
And that we have walked as mourners Before The LORD of hosts? [How do you feel about your service to GOD?" And how does GOD feel, about those who will not serve HIM, but only the devil? For HE continues, saying"]: So now we call the proud Blessed, For those who do wickedness are raised up;
They even tempt GOD and go free.' "
[But do they really?" No, not at all!"
So what is the heart of the matter, and man's all, in all?"
Ecclesiasties 12:13-14 reveals it, like this, saying: Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear GOD and keep HIS commandments, for this is man's all. For GOD will bring every work into judgement, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.
Because doing evil, is so easy to sinners, and preferred before doing right. I encourage us to pray, and to stay focused on "doing good," by sharing The GOSPEL of CHRIST, to this lost and dying world."
Yes, for the book of James, gives this admonition, saying:
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow, we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit"; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your LIFE? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.
Instead you ought to say, "if The LORD wills, we shall live and do this or that." But now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil.
Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.
[And sin, Beloved, is simply doing the will and desires of the devil!"] So we must stay focused on walking in The LIGHT of GOD’S WORD, and "doing good," by preaching The GOSPEL of CHRIST."
Yes, for it's only to one who does so, that The LORD speaks these WORDS from Romans 10:15
How beautiful are the feet of those who preach The GOSPEL of PEACE, who bring Good News of Good things."
Yet, with that said,
Have you ever heard it said, “that the good we do today will be forgotten tomorrow?" Yes, you've heard that?
Well, even so," shouldn't we do good anyway?” Absolutely!"
For the last part of that SCRIPTURE, clearly says: Therefore, to him who knows to do good, and does not do it. To him it is sin."
Yes, to him," it is doing the will and desires of the devil.
So I plead with you, Beloved, to be careful of the people whom you hangout with."
For 1st Corrinthians 15:33-34 gives us this admonition, saying: Do not be decieved: "Evil company corrupts good habits. [Other translations replace the word, "habits, with character." [So GOD instructs us, saying]: Awake to RIGHTEOUSNESS, and do not sin;
For some do not have the knowledge of GOD. I speak this to your shame.
[And so, Beloved, I don't know how you feel about that passage SCRIPTURE. But personally, I like it!"
Well, because it’s a great reminder, of how we should strive to live our LIVES, doing the will of GOD." And not the powers of darkness!"
For many are they, Beloved, of whom I have told you before. That hear The WORD of The LIVING GOD, and do absolutely nothing pleasing to HIM." Consider how Luke 6:46-49 expounds, saying: "But why do you call ME, 'LORD, LORD,' and do not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to ME, and hears MY sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on The ROCK.
And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on The ROCK.
But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great."
[And so what kind of hearer, Beloved, do you wish to be counted amongst?"😒
In the book of Acts, specifically 10:38, Luke summarized our LORD'S earthly ministry by saying that HE “went about doing good.”
Yet, what does doing good, even mean? “Doing good”?
Well, our LORD did good by teaching The TRUTH of GOD, healing the sick, feeding the hungry, comforting people who were downcast, and those oppressed by the devil. And by using our LORD, as the perfect example. We who Believe GOD," and are today HIS followers. Are called to meet the needs of others, including those who hate GOD, and consequently, us.
For Mathew 5:44 instructs us, saying: “Love your enemies, Bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you.” And GOD, through Luke 6:27-35 seconds this instruction, by saying: "But I say to you who hear: LOVE your enemies, do good to those who hate you, Bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. [And now hear comes the true test of FAITH."] To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
"But if you LOVE those who LOVE you, what credit is that to you?
For even sinners LOVE those who LOVE them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to recieve back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to recieve as much back. But LOVE your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be Son's of The MOST HIGH. For HE is kind to the unthankful and evil. Therefore, be merciful, just as your FATHER also is merciful.
Is it clear, that we are to serve our enemies, without expecting anything in return?]
And even as the opportunity arises, we are to do good especially to fellow Believers, who are fellow members of The BODY of CHRIST."
For Galatians 6:10 assures us, saying: Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of FAITH.
[And so I pray, Beloved, that we would not allow persecution, selfishness, and busyness be the cause of us to forget to do good, and to share what we have freely recieved with others.
For Mathew 10:8 does say: "Freely you have recieved, freely give."
And so I pray, that we would do so, considering this WORD from Hebrews 13:16. Where we are each reassured, by The WORD of The LIVING GOD: The LORD is my HELPER; I will not fear. What can man do to me?"
[And so knowing that our LORD, JESUS CHRIST, is with us,"
as we are with HIM."
Let us ask ourselves this question, each day: “Who might The LORD have me speak to today, and tell of HIS finished of The Cross, that took our sins away?" Who might The LORD send us too, Beloved, to tell of
HIS finished work of The Cross, that took away the sin of the whole world?"✝️
What good thing can we do in JESUS’ NAME, today?” For surely we each know, that we've been called to do good, and sin not?
In JESUS, NAME, I pray, that we do know, Beloved." For by doing good, we offer to GOD, a sacrifice that's well pleasing to HIM, Who made us partakers of HIS GLORY, and citizens of HEAVEN."
With that said, Consider how Hebrews 13:14-16 elaborates, saying: For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come. Therefore by HIM let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to GOD, that is, the praise of our lips, giving thanks to HIS NAME.
But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices GOD is well pleased.
I pray that we would ask ourselves,
what can I do, or say, to draw people to JESUS CHRIST, today?
For 2nd Corrinthians 5:20-21 assures us, saying; Now then, we are Ambassadors for CHRIST, as though GOD were pleading through us: We implore you on CHRIST'S behalf, be reconciled to GOD. For HE made HIM Who knew no sin, to be made sin for us, that we might become the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD in HIM.
In HIM?" Yes, in CHRIST, Whom we Believe, and in Whom we are found."
And because we are,"
We are the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD in CHRIST!"