Charity is not just love but love in action. If we do not show our love for others what good is it. The Bible says, “love never faileth.” Our main focus should be loving others the way the Lord loves us. He gave his life not only for you and me, but for the whole world. Now is the time to look at the main goal of the ministry of Jesus Christ. It is not the foolish things that are going on in the world, but that Jesus died for the sins of the world. Jesus cared not for his own life but the lives of others.
Christians should do things for others without expecting anything in return. They should care for the needs of others, including their salvation. Jesus set the perfect example of which we should live by. He fed the hungry, healed the sick, made the blind to see, lame to walk, he cast out devils, helped all people that would receive him, taught people about God, and he had compassion for others. He gave things to people that they didn’t know they needed, especially love and forgiveness. He comforted others by his words of wisdom. He set himself apart from the world’s unrighteousness, he was without sin. He showed man what living a godly life was all about, so that we would know how to live and behave. We must show forth the light of Jesus Christ, and we must love others because Christ loved us first. We should not look at a man’s skin color or race, but we should care for the souls of all man.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3 says, “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.” The Bible says that out of faith, hope and charity, the greatest is charity (1 Corinthians 13:13).
1 Thessalonians 4:9 says, “But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.”
Deuteronomy 11:1- Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, always.
Psalm 70:4- Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
1 Corinthians 13:13- And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Romans 5:8- But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 4:10- Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.