Bible Study Plan

Today we read:
1 Chronicles 5-9

-Food for thought day 214-

• Mark 9:41
• ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:14‬

We are called to do the work of the ministry, but we can’t be effective in this work when we are too busy with ourselves or waiting till we are mature. When you are selfish, it means you are dealing with greed. The solution for greed is giving unreservedly. Maturity in anything is only attained by practising.

God gave His only Son for us to be free from the bondage of corruption; that is what ministry is all about. Ministry is about meeting the needs of mankind.

For this reason, the Word of God says; “For I tell you truly, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink because you belong to and bear the name of Christ will by no means fail to get his reward.”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭9:41‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

The cup of water is the least we can do to meet the need of someone and it’s also something anyone can offer to someone in need. We can all offer something, but because of the lack of love, we are too caught up with what we can’t do instead of what we can do. Compassion is not just feeling pity without action, however, it will always move us to go beyond ourselves and reach out to someone in need.

Jesus always functioned out of compassion and not because He just felt sorry for people and that’s why His ministry was backed up with wonders.

Compassion is committed love we have for people to help them irrespective of our own challenges.

“When He went ashore and saw a great throng of people, He had compassion (pity and deep sympathy) for them and cured their sick.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Remember: God’s Love goes beyond feeling sorry for people. God’s Love is compassionate.

Ministry is not about us, but about others. Therefore, forget about you and reach out to someone in need as an expression of God’s Love to humanity.

Many blessings in Jesus’ Name.

Think and act!!!!!