Helping the Weak

Helping the Weak

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Paul wanted the Thessalonian believers to realize why it was important for Christians to be sensitive to the needs of others. The fact was that some people were weak. The Greek word Paul used a literally means without strength. These people needed strength just to face their lives and the problems they dealt with every day.

These are important insights for all believers. The Bible reminds us that no one exists in isolation. We are not to be selfish, keeping God s blessings for ourselves. In fact, we have been blessed so that we might be a blessing to others (Genesis 12:2).

We are to recognize that we may encounter people with a variety of problems. People in our churches, neighborhoods, and workplaces. People with physical, emotional, relational, or financial problems. People who need direction, peace, and salvation.

These people need someone like you, who can reach out to them, pray for them, encourage them, and give them the guidance they need.

When we encounter such people, we should not be like the priest and Levite in Jesus parable, who coldly passed by the wounded man. Rather, we should be like the Good Samaritan, who took pity on the man and helped him (Luke 10:25-37).

Today, remember that God has blessed you with time, talent, and treasure. Be ready to use these gifts to serve others. If you see people who are weak, be ready to minister to them and help meet their needs!