(KJV.) 1 JOHN 3:16-17
(16) Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
(17) But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
Brethren, Jesus Christ offered himself as a sacrificial lamb, to take away the iniquities of this world; so that believers could come boldly to the throne of grace, have relationships with our Father: this is a great sacrifice: what can we say about these things?; except to offer thanks and give him the glory; if we have received such favourable love of our Father first; then, let us love one another, go above and beyond our comfort zones, sacrifice time and resources to help one another as well: whenever, our fellow brothers and sisters are struggling in areas of our capabilities, it is the right thing to help them out of their predicaments, with tender loving careful hearts, reach out to them with goodwill: Jesus came into the world, offered himself as goodwill from our Father unto humanity; until now, we are still enjoying his goodwill; therefore, let us do likewise, offer hands of mercies to those who cry out for mercies, be compassionate, help pull them back on their feet again; this is what Jesus did for humanity on the cross, still doing as an advocate seated on the right hand of our Father, pleading our transgressions before him forevermore.
When we receive our Father's goodwill, we receive in other to do goodwill as well; therefore, if we have been blessed with goodness and mercies of our Father, let us extend his blessings upon others; when we give for the benefits of others, to upliftment of our Father's purposes on earth; greater are our blessings on earth and in heavenly places, generations are blessed abundantly and hereafter we inherit eternal lives; for we receive back whatever we give out to others; positively or negatively, we reap what we sow; inferentially, when Abram heard that enemies had captured his brother Lot, his son, household and possessions; he armed himself, pursued and fought the enemies, brought back all the stolen goods, including members of his brother's household; on his way back, King of Sodom went out to meet him; Melchizedek King of Salem, the Most High Priest brought forth bread, wine: why bread and wine?; because he knew that coming back from battlefield, Abram could be hungry and thirsty; the King of Salem showed goodwill to Abram; furthermore, he blessed Abram; saying, "Blessed be Abram of the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth; which hast delivered thine enemies into thy hand. The King of Salem gave glory to our Father, for victory granted; and Abram gave him tithes of all.; chain effectiveness, Abram did goodwill, gave the Most High Priest the tithes of all that was restored from their enemies: this reaction sealed up the blessings pronounced upon his life; the enemy could not tamper with his blessings forevermore. refer to Genesis chapter 14; therefore, it is good to do goodwill towards one another; for we do them all to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, nothing done for him, is done in vain; he rewards his faithful servants; therefore, let us turn away from indulging in ungodliness, do goodwill, have multiple blessings and live everlasting.
Dearly beloved, our Father looked down from heaven upon humanity, saw how iniquity prevailed against the earth; said, "....Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?; then, Jesus said here I am send me, he came fulfilled his mission entirely; today, we have been called, if we have answered, it is time to work our Father's will, finished our assignments, receive crown of glories; if we have not yet answered to the call, let us think things through carefully, what really matters to our salvation in Jesus Christ, and make rightful choices before it is too late; come unto him, it does not matter what the world thinks, what really matters is salvation and eternity; therefore, let us answer to his voice, give selves unto him, watch him work wonders through our souls forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) 1 John 4:20: If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?