“Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” (Philippians 2:4 KJV)
When you truly understand and acknowledge the kindness and the goodness of God in your life, it will enable you to have consideration for others. According to the scriptures in Romans 9:16 (KJV) “So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.” We are all products of God’s mercy. And so if God has been merciful to you, why are you not merciful to others? Why are you merciless? Why is it that we don’t care about others?
One of the things we must go back to in church is fellowship. We are too far apart. Fellowship is not that we come and clap hands and in the same group. No! After church what next? Do you call yourselves up to just talk and just exchange pleasantries? Do you ask about your brother/sister’s welfare? When last did you pray for your brother or sister? The church is an organism. We are interdependent. You cannot function on your own effectively. If you function on your own, you will be limited. There is something you can never activate within you. That thing can only come from another person. That is why we need one another.
God never made any one person complete. Only God is complete. All other persons have a deficiency. You are strengthened by others in the area of your deficiency That is why fellowship is important. We are also strengthened when we lift up one another in prayer when we seek the face of God, concerning the need of a brother or sister, that’s what it’s all about. The Bible says that Job was restored when he prayed for his friends. I know you have needs, I know, but how about taking out time in the month of October for maybe two days or three, to just pray for your brother/sister. Beloved, God is calling us back to the place of yoking. God is calling us to care for one another. Don’t be merciless. Remember that you are a product of the Lord’s mercy.
Further reading: Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, Romans 12:4-8, Job 42:10
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Isaiah 1-2; Evening- Galatians 5