Saturday, July 1, 2023

Pastor's Ponderings, July 1, 2023

Let’s Be Kind To One And Another


How many of us have been kind or helpful to another when no one could give us credit?  For example, paying other’s bills, babysitting without compensation, or speaking highly of another so that they could benefit. Even though people may seem to have achieved great life goals, one never really knows what people are going through. 


Therefore, it is crucial that we pray for, are helpful to and are concerned about others (Matthew 7:12).   They may be in the fight of their lives. It is not simply about asking God for more and better stuff for us. We should pray and ask God how we can be supportive, helpful, and comforting to our family, friends, and neighbors.


We are in the second half of 2023.  Our last few years have been rough.  We have lost many dear ones; our hearts have been broken repeatedly.  But we are in this life together and should be helpers to each other.  Let us allow God to remind us that we are our brother’s keeper. Let us not be weary in doing well (Galatians 6:9).  We should not give in to despair, grief, and anxiety; we will be blessed as we bless others (Proverbs 11:25).


Matthew 7:12

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12 “So then, in everything treat others the same way you want them to treat you, for this is [the essence of] the Law and the [writings of the] Prophets.


Galatians 6:9

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9 Let us not grow weary or become discouraged in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap, if we do not give in.


Proverbs 11:25

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25 The generous man [is a source of blessing and] shall be prosperous and enriched, And he who waters will himself be watered [reaping the generosity he has sown].


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