Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16
What holds you back from doing good and helping others? The Christian principle is to help one another.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ Matthew 25:35-40
This is also about ethics in action. Do we do as our Lord says? Do we do as we say we will do? Most people, who claim Christ as their Lord, do little to nothing in service to Christ! He is either LORD, Lord or lord! Yet, we will rationalize that we do serve Him, even those we do not. Jesus calls us out on this! We have to realize when we are in Christ, we are called to serve others, too. This does not affect our salvation; rather, demonstrates our sincerity and heart.
Kindness and stewardship happen when we serve the Lord with what He gives us. It shows our love and unveils our possibilities and opportunities. When we ignore His call, we show our contempt and defilement.
But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? 1 John 3:17
Thus, when you are in a position to help someone, do so, period. Do not expect a return; rather, be grateful for the privilege to serve as Christ served you. In fact, when we do help others, we are answering prayers! This is all about God working in and through you!
Here are some Bible passages on helping others: