Matthew 10:8 in part says, “Freely you have received; freely give.”
Jesus shared the good news of God’s mighty power, love and Grace without payment and he expected his disciples to do the same – to carry out their mission without expectation of reward.
He gave his disciples a principle to guide their actions — Freely you have received; freely give. Because God has showered us with many blessings, we should give generously to others of our time, love, and possessions. And to give freely.
Things have not changed since Jesus gave his disciples the command to share the good news. People still need the Gospel. People still need to be told about God’s Grace. People still need to know someone cares about them.
What better way to teach someone how to be the hands and feet of Jesus than by actually serving as his hands and feet.
Remember that Jesus did not call the rich and famous. He called everyday people like you and me to share the good news —– because freely we have received, so freely we should give.
Jesus was selfless. He put others first. Can you imagine what our world would be like if we all did the same thing?
I heard a story about a chaplain who was speaking with a soldier. He told him he was sorry that he lost his arm. The soldier replied, “I didn’t lose it —– I gave it.”
Do you think you are losing something if you give your time, talent, or money? Or do you give freely?
Jesus was single minded. He had one driving purpose and that was to serve – to be a servant. Can we do any less?
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