In one of John Wesley’s sermons on Works, he emphasizes accepting and demonstrating the love of God as being first and foremost in the lives of Christians. Clearly, in the Sermon on the Mount, the love of neighbor flows immediately from the love that God instills in each of us.
Further, anything that we do that is not rooted in the love of God easily turns into prideful efforts or actions. To Wesley, serving “Others” is the central point of reference for Christian behavior. Our “love of God” should be the motivating factor energizing us to respond to the needs of our neighbors, while being focused on others truly comes from the love of Christ shed abroad in the hearts of God’s followers.
Part of the evidence of our faith as good stewards is demonstrated by genuine care that shines in the lives of those whose hearts have been forever transformed by Christ. As God continues to shape our lives as good stewards, we should become more generous in showing love and concern to those who are less fortunate.
C – ompassionate
A – cts
R – eaching
E – veryone
As God’s faithful stewards, may we forever sow seeds of generosity!
Published on Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 9:52 AM EDT