How often we pass by the needy, the hungry, the sick, those who are wearied by their struggles in this world. In our hurry to proclaim and advance the kingdom of God we put on blinders. We have no time to do God’s work because we are so busy proclaiming God’s goodness.

It is easier to stand among the healthy and the clean and the well-mannered and talk of helping. We can feel righteous and justified because we are pointing at the problems, we are motivating others to help. After all, aren’t we convincing others who are more qualified and better able to help?

Still, we feel unworthy if we are not among the needy every day. Then we remember why we speak. We speak because we have to, we speak because there needs to be a voice cajoling, encouraging, exhorting. A voice reminding us that the apostle Paul stated in Romans 2:6 “He (God) will reward or punish everyone for what they have done.” And in Rom 2:10 “But he will give glory, honor, and peace to everyone who does good…”

The problems of the needy are great and increasing. Be a tool of the Master. Let Jesus use you as He will.