“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:10 NIV)
How often do we have an opportunity to do good? As often as we wake up, we have opportunity to do good–even if it is something as simple as smiling and offering an encouraging word to someone else.
Therefore, let’s look for opportunity to do good–always, for all people, but especially for those of the household of faith–those followers of Jesus Christ who will not back down from standing firm on God’s Word.
We can encourage our children.
We can encourage our spouses.
We can encourage our neighbors.
We can watch out for our senior citizens and make sure no one is taking advantage of them or we can do some of those things they have difficulty doing–yard work, driving, shopping, etc.
We can get involved as a volunteer in our school districts, our churches, our communities–doing whatever we can do to help make life a little easier for someone else.
Sometimes, a phone call is all that is necessary to let someone know we are thinking about them, care about them and to see if they need anything.
I’m not saying that Believers should be doormats or used indiscriminately. We should always be wise as a serpent, but gentle as a dove, doing all things to please God, not us or to impress people.
Whenever we question our own motives for the things we do, we should ask ourselves, “Would this please God or do I have a hidden agenda?” We need to be honest with ourselves. If love is not our motive for doing the things we do, we should not do them.
When we know what we do pleases God, it becomes easier to do and we keep looking for opportunities to do good.