(Phil 2:4) Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Looking out for others seems to be a major problem in the body of Christ today. Too often when it comes to looking out for others we seem to take the world’s mentality, which is “look out for number one because no one else will”. This should never be a way of life for the true believer, because we have been called to pay attention to, and if at all possible, meet the needs of those who are less fortunate or those who have just found themselves in a bad situation. Child of God, there are a lot of people hurting in America today, and we know the poor will always be with us, however, when the poor and hurting is in our own ministry and our own neighborhoods that’s the time for God’s people to step up. Further, helping people doesn’t always have to be about how much money we have. It could be something as simple as having a listening ear, inviting a family to dinner, maybe even giving up some those clothes you have in the closet that you only wore once. In fact, some of us have clothes in the closet with price tags still on them. There are so many things just sitting around our homes which we never use or give a second thought to that can be used to bless someone else. Child of God, there is much we can do to help others, and Jesus was all about looking out for others: For (James 2:15-16 KJV) says “If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; not withstanding ye give them those things that are needful for the body; what doth it profit?” In other words, the word of God is good all the time, however, it’s even better when we go to a neighborhood to minister with a bag of groceries in our hand for those who are facing hard times.
God Bless You