Ps 82:3 “Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.
We live in a “me” society. The usual motto is “what’s in it for me”. Most haven’t learned the “do good” principle. It is very close to the Golden Rule, the basic principle of treating others, as you want to be treated (Matt 7:11). This one simple edict can make a huge difference in our lives.
Doing good and helping others is not new. Millennium ago, as prophets and Old Testament people helped and supplied the needs for others, God blessed them. There was even a provision for widows and orphans. What is wrong with us?
The government has the authority and ability to set up programs and there are several available to help those in need, but what about us? As Christians, we have authority and ability to help others.
I was picking up a few things at the drugstore when I overheard a woman ask the attendant to call a cab. God showed me that I could assist that person and take her where she needed to go. On the way to her motel, she explained that her husband left her stranded, and she didn’t know what to do. I instantly knew that God saved and prepared me for this moment. The same thing had happened to me.
God allows difficultly so we can be ready to do good for others. I prayed with her, gave her $10 and told her that God would bring her through this just as he did for me. Always be ready to do good.