Today’s Encouragement is Hebrews 6:10 NLT For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do.
Caring for Other Believers-
This passage reveals God’s heart to us. He is so incredibly gracious to His people… That when He sees you caring for another believer, praying for them, contacting them, spending time with them, being concerned for them… He attributes that kindness… As us demonstrating or showing our Love for Him!
This is one way that we Love God! By caring for His People.
Doing ‘nice things’ for others has value, but it is our underlying motivation, the reason we do so, which is the true determinant of value.
Mark 9:41 NLT “If anyone gives you even a cup of water because you belong to the Messiah, I tell you the truth, that person will surely be rewarded.”
The key thought is ‘because you belong to the Messiah’… The underlying motivation for this kindness is to honor God, not to merely refresh a person.
So, the reason ‘Why?’ we serve others is of critical importance. When we serve to honor God, to demonstrate our love for Him, to express our gratitude for His Love and Mercy for us… Then when a cup of water becomes an act of worship!
When we serve others out of human pity, or because we want to be seen as ‘nice people’, or to get something in exchange! these motivations are not pure, and not founded upon our Love for God… And thus, have no spiritual value for us, nor for the other.
Father God, help us to demonstrate our Love for you, by helping, encouraging, and loving Your people. They may not ‘deserve’ it, but then, neither do we.
I will Carry You