This verse represents a call to action for each of us. We aren’t charged with the task of doing good in order to earn favor with God; we attend to the well-being of others because it reflects the character of the Lord that we love and serve. It’s an opportunity, not a burden.
When presented with the opportunity, I am called upon to “do good to all,” whether they are lost or saved. Fortunately for those in need, I don’t have to muster some good will out of my soul by the strength of my will. I need only to call upon the Spirit of the Living God who has redeemed me and resides within me. Heavenly empowerment to do good is abundantly available to us for the asking.
My friends, join me in asking the Lord to grant us compassion for others today. Compassion that results in caring for the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ, and also for those who don’t yet know the heavenly blessing of God’s saving grace. Compassion that leads to action. Compassion that unites us with our Lord in the sharing of His love.