Sharing and Doing Good

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
— Hebrews 13:16

In Hebrews 13:16, we are reminded of two vital aspects of our Christian walk: doing good and sharing with others. These actions are not merely suggested as good practices; they are presented as sacrifices that please God. This verse calls us to reflect on the profound impact of our generosity and kindness, both in pleasing God and in making a difference in the lives of others.

The concept of sharing in this context goes beyond mere material giving. It encompasses sharing our time, our talents, our resources, and even our presence. It’s about being generous not just in what we have, but in who we are. Sharing in this way is a reflection of God’s own generosity towards us, and it’s an opportunity to show His love in tangible ways.

Similarly, doing good is about more than just avoiding harm. It’s an active pursuit of actions that bring benefit, uplift, and blessing to others. It’s looking for ways to be a positive force in the lives of those around us, whether through acts of service, words of encouragement, or simple gestures of kindness.

These actions – sharing and doing good – are described as sacrifices. In the biblical sense, sacrifices are acts of worship. They are offerings given to God, not out of obligation, but out of love and devotion. When we share and do good, we are essentially worshipping God through our actions. We are acknowledging that all we have is a gift from Him, and we are choosing to use these gifts to bless others.

Today, take some time to reflect on what you can share and how you can do good in your community. What resources, talents, or time do you have that could be used to bless others? How can you incorporate acts of kindness and generosity into your daily routine? Remember, even the smallest act of sharing or doing good can have a significant impact.

As you pray, ask God to guide you in how to share and do good effectively. Seek His wisdom in recognizing needs and opportunities. Pray for a heart that finds joy in generosity and finds purpose in serving others.

Prayer: Lord, show me how to share what I have and to do good in my community. Help me to see these actions as acts of worship that please You. Guide me in using my resources, talents, and time to make a difference in the lives of others. Amen.