Do not forget to do good and to share with others,
for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Central to the Lord’s teaching was the importance of doing good and sharing with others. John the Baptist understood this and, in answer to a question Jesus later posed, said, ‘The man with two tunics should share with him who has none.’ (Lk.3:11)
We need to take on board the same message heeding Paul’s exhortation to the Philippians, not looking to your own interests, but each of you to the interests of others (2:4). How encouraging that ‘doing good’ and ‘sharing with others’ – surely natural behaviour for a Christian – are so clearly classified as being ‘pleasing to God’.
Daily Reading: Proverbs 18