This post is a continuation from an earlier offering. I write this because selfishness is a problem we all have… and that hinders godliness.
You need help. Your spouse, boss, co-workers, parents, & children need help. Your Pastor needs help. Truth is, everyone needs help. I’m not talking just about physical things like accomplishing any given task, but emotional… physical… and especially spiritual help. Without help, you will NEVER grow, mature, or be successful. Anyone who says they don’t need help or claims to be a “self made man” (Or woman) is laughably ignorant. Now consider the Scripture…
Jn 14:15 If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth…
Jn 15:26 When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me.
Jn 16:7 I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you.
Gal 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Phil 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
The Holy Spirit is called “The Helper.” Without Him, maturing in Christ is impossible (John 14, 15, 16). Christians are to help each other by bearing their burdens emotionally and spiritually (Gal 6). Believers are called to help others regarding the things for their good and flourishing (Phil 2). When someone (Anyone) is in need… and we can help… yet do NOT help, it is questionable whether or not that person is saved according to James 2:14-17
What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?
So let’s take a cue from Scripture and as we see a need, help!