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OPINION- Why We Should Care For Others

In today's Scripture Reading, the Apostle Paul teaches us about a crucial component of real discipleship in today's Church: the ministry of caring. Despite the immense anointing with which Apostle Paul ministered to both Jews and Gentiles, he was particular about the care ministry.

When Jesus Christ remarked, "Hospitality is important," he was referring to the significance of hospitality.

“Whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in my name because you belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not forfeit his reward.” (Mark 9:41)

He states in Matthew 25:35-40:

“......For I was hungry, and ye fed me; I was thirsty, and ye gave me water; I was an outsider, and ye welcomed me: I was naked, and you clothed me; I was sick, and you came to see me; I was in prison, and you visited me. The righteous will then respond, "Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee?" or were ye thirsty, and I offered thee something to drink? When did we first see you as a stranger and invite you in? or have you been naked and clothed? Or when we saw you sick or in prison and came to see you? And the King will respond by saying, "Verily, I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."

In James 2:15-16, the Bible confirms this:

“What does it profit if a brother or sister is naked and without daily food, and one of you says to them, Depart in peace, be warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye do not give them those things which are necessary to the body?”

Children of God must participate in the ministry of care, as well as any other ministry to which we may have been called. As a result, our calling is complete and perfect. Even while we proclaim the gospel to them, we should always keep the poor among us in mind (James 2:15-16). Indeed, many people have reported that caring for the poor has allowed them to effectively win souls.

Are you socially accountable as a Christian, as Isaiah 58:6-7 directs?

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Apostle Paul Jesus Christ Scripture Reading


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