“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.” (Hebrews 10:23,24 NLT)
Everyone wants to save money or at least get the best bargain for their bucks. Well, if we would just do the things that God has asked us to do, we could change the world and it won’t cost us anything.
How much does it cost to “hold tightly to the hope” we have in God? When we know we can trust Him to keep His Word, we can sail through this life, without worry, even in the midst of chaos and confusion, economic uncertainty, misguided leadership, and look upon events that cause others to cringe and know–we are to be anxious for nothing. The cost to us cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but purely by faith which is increased by us hearing The Word.
How much would it cost us to motivate others to acts of love and good works? While it may take a little and creativity to determine how to reach some and encourage them–the time will be well spent and the results–priceless.
Whenever we tell someone we love them or remind them of God’s unfailing love, we ignite (hopefully) an on-going trend to share love and when we love, we desire to do good for others. It is difficult for me to imagine anyone doing anything that would cause harm to others if they are truly filled with the love of God.
Rather than draw attention to ourselves by attempting to hurt others, let’s bring attention to ourselves by showing the world what love does and when love operates in the heart of every Believer, hate doesn’t stand a chance and the cost to us–absolutely nothing!
So let’s hold tight to our faith and use that faith in God to be creative enough to provoke others to love and do good works–and watch how God works miracles in the lives of others and guess what–it won’t cost us anything, but time and love! The best gifts are given out of love, not what we spent out of our pockets.