And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless. But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. (1 Timothy 5:7-8)
We who are in Christ, who are bought with the shed blood of Calvary dare not neglect what GOD has put in our trust: either in faith or word or deed, be it family or occupation or ministry. But we do so, not because of any reward He offers, but because of our love for Jesus Christ who loved us and gave Himself for us.
If you are not yet a believer, if you have never received the free gift of salvation that He has already paid for; GOD calls you to become one of His, not to avoid Hell or live in Heaven but because you admit that living for yourself is death, and you can't save yourself or make yourself good enough. Receive Him today and let Him begin a good work in you.
If you are one of His own, tell others of this wonderful gift of mercy that they can receive.
Jefferson A. Sweet