Monday, March 7, 2016

Hebrews 13:16 -- On Doing Good at our Worst

"But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased."
Hebrews 13:16

Doing good and communicating aren't usually referred to as sacrifices, so it is interesting to see them referred to like that here.  I think that maybe the point is that sometimes they are.  We like to excuse ourselves for bad behavior because we were tired or had a bad day or someone pushed our buttons, or we just weren't up for it... and tons more.  We have a lot of excuses. :)  And maybe that is the point of this verse.  Even when we're tired and grouchy and emotionally compromised, when we can do good and communicate *anyway,* God respects that sacrifice.  It takes a lot of effort to be sane and calm sometimes... and God realizes that, and he is pleased when we reach beyond our weaknesses, for him and for the other people around us.

Today, let's not forget to do good and to communicate.  Let's not forget it even in our worst moments. :)

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