As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith.
I. THE PRINCIPLE OF CHRISTIAN BENEFICENCE. The excellence of any action in the sight of a heart-searching and holy God, depends entirely on the motive from whence it proceeds, and on the spirit with which it is performed. Christian beneficence is founded in the noblest of principles — love to our God and Redeemer.
II. THE OBJECTS OF CHRISTIAN BENEFICENCE. True believers are united to each other by the most sacred and indissoluble bonds.
III. THE QUALITIES OF CHRISTIAN BENEFICENCE.
1. Active in its nature.
2. Constant and unwearied in its operations.
IV. THE VALUE OF CHRISTIAN BENEFICENCE.
(John Hunter, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.