Othella Hill-Jordan June 9, 2022
GREETINGS FROM THE TEMPLE …
To share is to give a portion of what you have: money – goods – knowledge – blessings, etc. to others. We were taught as children to always share with others. “Share your toys –share who leads (your games) – share your treats (cookies, candy, ice cream, etc.).” Yes, I can still hear my mom and dad telling us to share everything we had, even though (a large family) we had very little to share. But shared, we did. I even remember the time I asked my mother: “Why we always giving our stuff away?” Her answer: “Because they need it more than we do.” Yes, I was my parents “why” child. “Why this? Why that? How come?” My mother would answer me up to a point, then she would finally say: “Because I said so!” Ooooo…kay!!
“A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” – Proverbs 11:25 (NIV).
Sharing is an act of worship. God promises blessings to those who use their resources to help those in need. Sharing with others is promoting God’s agenda of building up the saints and spreading the gospel.
During our Tuesday Word Connection Pastor Brice called on us to give a blessing to the Pentecostal church that burned a couple weeks ago. Rev. Elias Limones and his parishioners have, since the fire, been using local venues to hold their worship services. Since their church was destroyed by fire they will eventually have to rebuild.
Individually and collectively, we can contribute something towards this church in need. No matter how small the contribution, when combined it will be huge. Most importantly, this is what the Word tells us to do.
“Love your neighbor as yourself.” – Mark 12:31 (NIV). This is the second greatest command.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30 (NIV). This is the greatest command in Scripture.
Love God, follow His commands. Seek God first, pursue His glory with your total being. When we share, we are treating others as we want to be treated. By sharing we are loving our neighbor as we love ourselves. By sharing we are following God’s command to love one another.
“God is love.” – 1 John 4:8 (NIV).
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