The benevolent soul

Jesus was a benevolent soul, and it is safe to say God is as well since they are one and the same. Jesus did a lot of good through His ministry and acts of kindness was surely a large part of it! (Acts 10:38) How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

 As a christian we too walk according to the same spirit which dwelled within our Lord, and any time we help and serve others it is out of the goodness of our heart’s it is in pleasing God and not man (Ephesians 6:5-9) Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him.

 When we put off doing for ourselves and focus on serving others we display what we are all instructed as christians to do, for God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:6-11) But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.

 The Lord is good all the time, and nothing we do can ever change who He truly is. It is He who has the ability to draw us unto Him, and place within us a heart for Him so that we may never depart from His ways ( Jeremiah 32:37-42) Behold, I will gather them out of all countries, whither I have driven them in mine anger, and in my fury, and in great wrath; and I will bring them again unto this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely: And they shall be my people, and I will be their God: And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them: And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me. Yea, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land assuredly with my whole heart and with my whole soul. For thus saith the LORD; Like as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them.

4 thoughts on “The benevolent soul

  1. Great reminders of we we share in the likeness of God. Walking in His ways and honoring God with the meditation of our lips helps us remain focused on serving others. Thank you Julia for using your gift to spread encouragement. ~ Torrie

  2. Pingback: The benevolent soul — Precious Sheep Of Renown – QuietMomentsWithGod

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