"If anyone has material possessions
and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him,
how can the love of God be in him?"
1 John 3:17
1 John 3:17
Do you find this verse hard? I do. It's not that I don't want to help someone in need. It's just that well, if it's something that cost a lot or I worked really hard to get, I don't want them to break or lose it. Sometimes it depends on the person too. If I have let them use something before and something happened to it, then why should I let them again? Then I have to think, how hard did Jesus work? He suffered and died for me, and I am sure he would do it all again for me. I break his heart daily. How many chances has he gave me? Yet I still get lost sometimes. How many more chances will I ask for? And yet I know he will once again open his arms wide and invite me back. No matter what! This verse asks a question, how can the love of God be in him? Didn't I just say I wanted to let God's light shine through me? I need this reminder. I need to let go of these material possessions. So what if it does get broken or lost. I didn't NEED it, and if it is something I need I know God will provide me with it.