If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? James 2:15-16
Can you be a Christian without helping anyone? Often we spend a lot of time pursing our own salvation, that we don’t take the time to care for the simple needs of others. If we’re going to preach the gospel we also got to be walking the gospel. Meaning live as Jesus commanded us to live and not be so self-focused and centered.
“Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry, and feed You, or thirsty, and give You something to drink? ‘And when did we see You a stranger, and invite You in, or naked, and clothe You? ‘When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ “The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25: 38-40
Jesus taught about this, whatever you did for the “lest of these” you did for him. Meaning if you met Christ today , what would your reaction be? You would probably willingly serve him whatever he wanted, this is how Jesus wants you to view other people also. Show compassion towards other people. Jesus himself washed the feet of his own disciples, helping others in need is not above you, no matter who you are.
It’s better to give than receive (Acts 20:35) This is a concept that is hard for our carnally driven minds to understand, but giving is more rewarding than receiving. When we talk about “giving” we automatically think about money. But even if we have no money, we can give other things to help others. We can give someone a ride, or give someone your time , talk to someone who is lonely or in crisis.
This is what Jesus was talking about when he said “We are the Light of the world and Salt of The Earth”. There is an estimated 2.2 billion Christians on The Earth, if everyone makes it a point to help one person everyday, we are helping billions of people a day. Think about that in Jesus Name Amen