DAY 9 – Why We Do Good to All | Firm Foundation Devotional

Monday, November 09, 2020 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

(Photo from mission trip to Kenya, 2013)

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10)”

The work of Christ followers is not only evangelism of the lost. We don't only seek to win souls through preaching the gospel. We also seek to serve all people, from fellow believers in Christ to people in our community. Again, we can call this social justice because we are taking what God has given us, justice and righteousness, and sharing what we have gained with people around us. Paul was clear in his statement, "let us do good to all." Because we are a community of believers in Christ, or "household of faith," charity starts at home. 

It was easier to serve people they knew, so Paul challenged the Galatians to see beyond their own Christian community. We should do this type of service in our time. The keyword here is "opportunity." The word for opportunity is also the Greek word, kairos, which is defined as: A fixed and definite time, the right time, set time. Kairos does not refer to the time of day, but suggests something planned.

Doing good for all requires prayer, thinking, planning, and committing to action. We don't wait until we receive a feeling, we make a decision to make a difference for others.

Reflection Question: In what ways have you planned to serve others? Why is it unhelpful to wait for a feeling?

My Action Item(s) Based on Understanding:


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