The scripture for today, March 27, is Proverbs 3:27f as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, ‘Come back later; I’ll give it tomorrow’ ~ when you now have it with you.”
Christians generally are good people. They stay out of trouble at work and in the neighborhood. They obey the laws. They don’t use profanity, they don’t lie, they don’t cheat, they don’t steal, they don’t commit adultery, they don’t murder. These are sins people commit.
But what about good things Christians do not do ~ sins of omission? This is is the most-often repeated sin of Christians.
Too busy to stop and look around you for someone needing help? Too busy to drive someone to the doctor, or watch a child when a parent is sick, or fix a meal when a family is bereaved, or send a card for someone’s birthday, or call someone who is lonely? Too shy to say something to someone in distress? Too afraid to bring up heaven and hell to a lost one? These are sins! Sins of omission and they are just as serious.
Today, look around you. Who needs you? Not needs your neighbor, or a relative, or someone else at work, or one of the other members of your congregation, but you. When do they need you? Not tomorrow or next month or next year, but today.
Get out of your comfort zone. Stop thinking only about you and yours. Quit committing sins of omission. Make a point to do something for someone else. When? Today. You’ll be glad you did.
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