Dearly beloved in Christ, I greet and bless you in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The auspicious life giving word of the Lord for today is taken from the book of Proverbs 3:27, “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so”.
The Lord is teaching us a very good quality. When you have the capacity to do good, do not withhold from doing it for those to whom it is due. There is a Tamil proverb which goes like this, “Know the vessels and give alms”. It means to help those who are really in need of it. The Holy Spirit is advising us to have wisdom in everything we do. Jesus Christ went about doing good to all when He was on this earth. We who follow his footsteps must also do good to all while we are on this earth. We expect others to do good to us and we are not able to bear the evil that others do to us. It does not matter if it is your relatives, friends, or people from outside. You want everyone to do good to you. If so, we too must do good to others. If you have thought any evil to someone, or you have done it, ask the Lord for forgiveness and commit to do good to others.
The blessing we get through this, is what the Bible says, “I will bless those who bless you”. It means that if you do good to others, the Lord will do good to you. If you sow good, you will reap good. If you do good to others, even if you face any trouble through them, it does not matter. Some say that the person he has helped has harmed them in return. We see some lamenting this way. It is our duty to do good. It is not for us to bother about what others do. The Lord is telling that when you do good to others while you can and later face struggles, your reward in heaven will be great. Therefore, we must not go weary in doing good. We should do as much as we can. We are the children of Lord Jesus Christ. There are many around us who are in need. We must take it as a privilege to help those children who are fatherless. Feed the poor, orphans and widows. Only good deeds will come with you to heaven. Today, take a good decision to help others, then goodness will come in search of you. The Lord will change all the evil you faced for the good, you have done to others
PRAYER: Loving Lord, we thank you! Lord, We thank you for teaching us this good lesson today. We humble ourselves to be made useful to others. Help us to do good to all just like you did. Give us the wisdom to do good to those who are in due of it. Lord, increase our ability to help many people. Cause the vessels of your children to overflow with abundant blessings, so that their needs and debts will be met and that they may have in abundance to give and help others.