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Prayer: Father As l Go About Doing My Social Responsibility, Please Help Me Not To Miss My Blessings

"However, when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing." Matthew 6:3

Some may believe that Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) is a 21st-century notion, but this is not the case. CSR has been around since the time of the Old Testament. I encourage you to study Leviticus 19:9-10, where you will discover that social responsibility was already ingrained in the law of sowing and reaping among the children of Israel, and by extension, among the offspring of Abraham in the faith.

When you help the destitute, you are ministering relief to yourself; indeed, Psalm 41:1 promises that "the Lord will deliver him in time of distress" to anybody who does so. When you serve the less fortunate, God will release you from your financial, health, spiritual, marital, or job problems.

The widow of Zarephath could not have known that by giving her last meal to the prophet, she would be saving herself and her household from starvation for the next three and a half years. The Lord will also safeguard and keep people who remember the poor alive, according to Psalm 41:2. As a result, if you want to live a long life, one of the best ways to do it is to give to the impoverished.

The Scripture reading for today instructs us on how to best carry out our CSR efforts in front of the Lord. God's method of CSR is such that we do not seek the approval of men, such as the people of the world, especially when politicians are looking for votes. When we do good things and then allow the media to broadcast them so that we can be praised by the rest of the world, we are doing the exact opposite of what Jesus wishes.

During the COVID-19 pandemic early last year, I discussed this extensively in one of my telecasts. According to Matthew 6:2, we forfeit our eternal reward when we publicize our deeds of social duty just for the sake of gaining human approval. Our reward, on the other hand, is eternal when we do our social obligation in Jesus' way. The Bible says in Matthew 6:4:

"...and thy Father, who seeth in secret, will openly recompense thee."

Remember the impoverished around you, beloved, and make an effort to bring a smile to the face of at least one person in need today. Don't forget to do things Christ's way while you're at it. In Jesus' name, God will bless you abundantly as you go about your business.

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