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I John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 19 And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.
James 2:14-17 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
We all can share words of comfort and peace to anyone who is suffering or in pain. We wont think much before doing so because it is free. So what we received free we try to give it away for free. But this condition does not work when it comes to money. We wont give our money away immediately to the people who are suffering without thinking much about it? Why because it is money and it cost us something to give to others. So this action will not be as spontaneous as the words of comfort, hope or peace. The act of compassion of the Good Samaritan is not only by words but by his sharing of his goodness with a man who is suffering on the road. He spent his money, time and the words of comfort to him who is in need of it. If we look at the early church they shared their goodness like money, inheritance, houses etc with other fellow believers in unity. It is the power of the Holy Spirit who works in them to have the compassion and the heart of love to sacrifice their desires, wants and future ambitions for the goodness of others who are suffering. Contd…