There are so many self-help books and manuals. It’s a wonder everyone isn’t balanced and functioning at their highest capability. However, though books may be useful, it takes a tad more than those books.

To our everlasting destiny, there is an example of leading us through all of the difficulties. Jesus is our perfect example. While on earth, His actions in miracles and natural deeds were directed and prompted by love – healing the sick, raising the dead, feeding the multitudes, and blessing the children. Not to mention His gentle quest with taking time for the poor, feeble, and lost.

So, when the rich young ruler asked in Luke 18, “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?” he knew the commandments. He heard Jesus yet felt there was more. “Sell all you have and distribute unto the poor… and come follow Me,” was Jesus’ kind reply.

Christ’s whole attitude was one of loving and giving, rescuing, restoring, imparting whatever, whenever, it was needed. For the rich, it may be hard to see Him or the needs of others. For the affluent, like the account of the Good Samaritan, shows us those who could and should have helped but wouldn’t.

Whom shall we help?

Following Jesus means, like Him, to preach the gospel to the poor, heal the brokenhearted, deliver to the captives, recover sight to the blind, and set at liberty them that are bruised.

This indeed was His mission and message. Then His command to give it to all the world. To spend ourselves, our resources, talents, and gifts, which all came through Him, translates into the currency used in
Christ’s economy – “L O V E.”‘

References: Luke 4:18,19
Luke 18:18
Isaiah 61:1