THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house, and after eating, the wives left the table and went into the kitchen..
The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, 'Last night we went out to a new restaurant and it was really great.. I would recommend it very highly.'
The other man said, 'What is the name of the restaurant?'
The first man thought and thought and finally said, 'What is the name of that flower you give to someone you love?
You know.... The one that's red and has thorns.'
'Do you mean a rose?'
'Yes, that's the one,' replied the man.
He then turned towards the kitchen and yelled, 'Rose, what's the name of that restaurant we went to last night?'
But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Sometimes we tend to forget things and people with which, or whom, we are not daily associated.
But two things we can always remember.
To “do good” is a sacrifice with which “God is well pleased.”
Acting appropriately, being kind, comes from a heart that is happy because of what Christ has done for us.
His eternal justification by the pouring out of His own blood initiates a response of like kindness.
His gift of God’s Holy Spirit to continually sanctify us keeps us humble and reminded to be kind to others.
The meritorious sacrifice of Christ propels us to “do good.”
To “communicate” is also a sacrifice with which “God is well pleased.”
When we have received the water of life from Christ, a well-spring is within us.
That spring bubbles praise to God for His unspeakable gift.
Also, the heart that is over-filled with such marvelous grace simply must share with others.
The genuine Christian is eager to tell others of Christ’s wonderful salvation.
Forget the past.
Work toward the future.
“Do good,” being kind and considerate toward others.
“Communicate” the love and forgiveness of Christ.