And said, my Lord, if now I have found Favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree"
We live in a selfish world, most people care about their pleasure and their happiness alone. It's not very often that stories like Abraham's are told in our world today. Through sheer hospitality Abraham obtained an unexpected solution to a long - standing family problem. He was not looking for reward or compensation, he was just being good. The Same virtue got Rebekah a husband and a place in the Abrahamic covenant. Do you care about others? Do you even notice when a classmate is sad, depressed, lonely or distressed? Oh what good you may do just then, of only you cared!
Think about Joseph. He was in the gloomiest situation imaginable. He was defamed, his future seemed dark yet he cared enough to help the chief butler and the chief Baker. The care Joseph gave to fellow suffers in the prison eventually got him out of the prison and onto the throne. Refuse the temptation to live for yourself alone. Do something for others. Do it willingly, heartily and cheerfully. Like Abraham, Joseph and Rebekah, you could be sowing the seed for future happiness.
CHALLENGE: You can be the salt to sweeten lives.
PRAYER: Lord, help me live daily in a self - forgetful way.
QUOTE: Oh what good you may do, if only you cared!