Will you sponsor me?

Good morning all again and I hope you had a lovely weekend – all be it some would have been working I know.

Summer time often brings out the action man and woman at work who decide to do something wild for charity.

Proverbs 31 vs 8-9 says:

Open your mouth for the speechless,
In the cause of all who are appointed to die.
Open your mouth, judge righteously,
And plead the cause of the poor and needy.

Basically, God says here, “Go in to bat for the disadvantaged.” However, He  requests that we are righteous as well and judge situations sensibly I believe.

So there are two lessons for me I believe which are….when at work I guess I need to think about those struggling with the demands of their work deliverables or going through a difficult time that is affecting their work. Also when considering how I spend my time and money may be I should also first consider those who are not so advantaged as me and after prayer and consideration do something to help, while at the same time being careful not to be a mug or sucker or feel guilty for not adding in  a few pounds to sponsoring a bungee jump to be completed by the office manager in aid of a good cause I know nothing about.

Finally, we need to remember that, even though we want to do good works, they will never save us. They are a fruit of righteousness. They are not the ultimate goal or the end. They just show that we have in us part of God’s character, and the natural outgrowth of that is good works (see Ephesians 2 v 10).

So this summer let’s all consider the “speechless” as in our verse and help those we know God would want us to help. We CAN make a difference when we are doing what God wants us to do.

Now, where is that sun cream?!

Have a good week

Mark

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