The world tries to tell you that you are only responsible for yourself, and sometimes that even isn’t something that is taught. But the Bible speaks about an integrity the world does not understand. We have a great responsibility, as well as many responsibilities along the way. If we want to live for Jesus, we must be intentional. If we desire to walk in faithful obedience, we cannot ignore our responsibilities.
In Deuteronomy 22, we read about someone coming upon their neighbor’s wandering sheep or goat. The verse tells us that the person should take it and return it to its owner. This speaks of an expectation that consists of going above and beyond. It might require you to go out of your way. It might require you to spend some extra time to get it done. Part of you may justify just keeping the sheep, clinging to the phrase, “Finders keepers.”
Going the extra mile glorifies God. Not ignoring the opportunity to help bless someone glorifies God. Don’t ignore these opportunities that come your way. Consider this opportunity to be a gift. Go the extra mile and watch what happens.
“If you see your neighbor’s ox or sheep or goat wandering away, don’t ignore your responsibility. Take it back to its owner.” – Deuteronomy 22:1 [NLT]
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First,I want to wish all of you a very Blessed Christmas and a Happy and ProsperousNew Year 2017.
Jeremiah 29:13, “You will seek Me and find Mewhen you search for Me with all your heart”. “For everyone whoasks receives, he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will beopened to you” Luke 11:9
We just wanted to wish you a great Christmas andHappy New Year. The celebration of Advent about the birth of a baby named Jesusour risen savior. 2017 is going to be your year for God to abundantly blessyou. Favor is coming to your house this 2017 year. Pressed down, shakentogether and running over……….Amen
I pray that 2017 will be a year of plenty to you. Webelieve Gods Word for provision, finance, health, joy and every other promisethe Covenant gives. God has already done the Work.
I can do all things through him that strengthens me Philippians4:13 Peace and blessings Pastor Joshua.