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

Comment:

We should not only be willing to do good but should also be ready to undertake the self denial required by God's grace. (Compare Galatians 5:13) It is when we imbibe the principle of interdependence of everyone that communities and neighbourhoods, families will hold together by God's grace. St. Paul, comparing the organization to the human body, stated, “But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. And if they were all one member, where were the body? But now are they many members, yet but one body. And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary.” (1 Corinthians 12:18-22) Those in authority would do well to tap from the energy, knowledge and experience of the ordinary people by actively involving them in designing and delivering solutions to problems by God’s grace. (Proverbs 11:12; 14:21)  In other words, we should not assume that we know what is best for the other person. The admonition then applies which says, “Let not then your good be evil spoken of.” (Romans 14:16) It is surprising what people could do when they are taken into confidence.

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