Date Published: November 1st, 2013

A Caring Heart!

A Caring Heart “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy.” (Matthew 5:7 & The Royal Law of Love “Beloved, let us love one and other, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and Knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love” (1 John 4:7-8).  Learn from my own experience, by experimenting it with Faith, you will see that the “Truths” are in the “Holy Bible.”
The “Truths” are in the “Holy Bible,” it contained the whole “Truths,” and nothing but the “Truths.” And the most commonly found words in the Bible are: Love, Caring, Fear, Obedience, Trust, Prayer, Faith, Son, and Forgiveness. Why? Because God is a Caring and Loving Father.
I was born Muslim, but raised in mixed religious homes of Christianity and Muslim. I used to go to church, and sometimes I would go to the mosque serving the one God, father of all children. I remember at the age of five, my late mother used to tell me to fear wicked and evil people, and that they can harm or destroy my life. And I remember I used to tell her that I fear no one, but will respect people, and only God I will fear as the father who created my life, and also created the wicked and evil people. But as I grew and matured, I became concern about how can I belonged to two religions serving the one God, while at the same time I did not understand the Noble Qur’an because I didn’t study the Qur’an, and did not understand the Muslim way of worshiping the Lord as well as the language they spoke in prayers, but did understand some of the Christian ways of worshipping of the Lord. My main concern was that I feared the Lord, and I wanted to be obedient to the Lord by serving him better by being able to read the Bible, or the Noble Qur’an. But it was very difficult for me to learn the Noble Qur’an. I had nothing against the Muslim religion, only that I wanted to be able to read God’s books and worship him with understanding, and raise questions to my religious leaders if I needed any clarifications and follow up from the religious leaders after service, and at my own convenience.
When I relocated to the United States of America, I still went to mosques and prayed, but still I couldn’t understand the language and worship methods. So I decided to convert my religion to the Christian faith, and started going to church and worshipping God more frequently, I was able to read the Bible at home and anywhere that was convenient, and I started to understand the Bible by following the scriptures after church services. Then I found the truths and with a believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, and he is the way, the truth and the life, no one goes to the father but through him. Sometimes when I was reading the Bible, and I came across words that were God’s laws, that mankind should obey, and other things that God has forbidden us from doing, and if you break those laws, you committed sin to God. I used to cry bitterly, because I did violated some of those laws.  My conscious being guided me, I conferred to my pastor, and asked him to pray for me and ask for God’s forgiveness. He did pray, and he told me that God will forgive because he is a caring and love father. When we have done wrong, and we realized that we have done wrong and ask forgiveness he will forgive. He asked me to pray and ask God to forgive me also; and I did pray and continue daily to pray; unto this blessed day of present. I became anxious to be baptized since 2008, and continued pleading to my pastor to be baptized, but that did not happen until the year 2011, and I am thankful to my God through Christ our Lord and savior, my Church: Roosevelt Heights Church of God in Christ under the leadership of  pastor; Dr. John W. Penton Sr. My past experience years back compared to present, I am thankful to the Almighty God and Jesus Christ for what they have done for me, and are doing in my life in general every day to present. I am thankful to God through Jesus Christ for answering my prayers when I called upon God; the father with my strong faith and believe through his son’s name Jesus; for God to answer my prayers. And God does answer my prayers. To some of my prayers, I received the answers instantly, others the answers comes later; and at times even when I have already forgotten about it. While some times God does not answer some of my prayers and I was wondering why, until when I continued to read the Bible, and then knew why God was answering some instantly and others later, and some he never answered at all.
Understanding prayers; and answers to your prayers including the timing, and prayers not answered, it is extremely important. Trust me; I tell you the truth. To begin with, trust me; I tell you the truth, that there is a true living God, and a living Christ. God will never give you or any of his children something that he believes is not good for you. Sometimes he answers your prayers right away if he believes it’s good for you, based on my experience. And sometimes the answer may come later. Trust me; I tell you the truth. Those you never see answered, you should know that what you asked the Lord for, be it materials, or for a situation you face, it is something that is not good for you, or to have against another person or people. God is a caring and loving father, a father of justice and fairness to all his children, he is trustworthy. Trust me; I tell you the truth.
God is the only God and he is consistent in what he does. He is the God of yesterday, the God of today, the God of tomorrow, and the everlasting God. He said ask me for anything, with Trust, and with Faith, and if you believe it will be given to you, provided it is something that I believe it is good for you; it will be given to you. Brothers and Sisters in Christ, or fellow human beings in general, read the Bible, spend time with God, by reading the Bible. You will see; and know the power of God, and you will: Love God, Fear Him, Obey Him, Trust Him, Love Christ, Love your Neighbor, you will forgive others and you will have a caring heart or empathy for others.
Here is what God said about Love and his promise if you love him. Example: “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer; I will be with him in trouble times, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (Psalm 91:14 -16). This is a fact. Trust me; I tell you truth, based on my experience in life. What God has done for me through prayers with Faith; and in the name of Jesus Christ.
Like father like son; here is what Christ said about Love, the “Truth” from the Bible about answered prayer. Jesus said: “Ask and God will give to you. Search and you will find. Knock and the door will open for you. Yes everyone, who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. And everyone who knocks will have the door opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8).
“If you believe, you will get anything you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:22). Christ referring to FAITH.
“So I tell you to believe that you have received the things you ask for in prayer, and God will give them to you. When you are praying, if you are angry with someone, forgive him so that your Father in heaven, will also forgive your sins.” (Mark 11:24-25) Christ referring to FAITH.
Reading the Bible from my perspective and as a Christian, with strong beliefs and follower of Christ, the “Truths” are in the Bible, it contained the whole “Truths,” and nothing but the ‘Truths.” And in my view, the Bible is the simplest book to read and understanding the concepts, that one can imagine, despite the fact that it is the most powerful book on earth. God, because of his care and love for his children he made his words and language simple for his children to be able to read the Bible and understand, and he blessed the Apostle who wrote the Bible with wisdom and knowledge. Reading the Bible from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation, by simple analysis and comparing with the real world we live is the same, which tells everyone that God is powerful, and he loves his children, because of love, he created man from his own image, and he gave the “Ten Commandments” as a guide because of caring and love for all his children.
The most common words consistently used in the Bible from the book of Genesis to the book of Revelation, and in God’s Ten Commandments Laws as a warning and guide for mankind because of his care and love for his children, without favoritism being a God of justice and fairness to himself and to all his children, the powerful words we should be watchful of are as follow: Love, Care, Fear, Obedience, Trust, Prayer, Faith, Son, Forgiveness. Why? Because God is a Caring and Loving  father, he stated in his laws-Ten Commandments; what we should do, and what we shouldn’t do; in other words distinguish good from bad, and when we do what is wrong, it is said that we committed sin, and we are punished, to correct us. As a caring and loving father, when we repent for our sins and asked for mercy or forgiveness through our Lord and savior Jesus Christ; in true spirit of fear and obedience, God forgive us for the sin(s) we have committed by breaking his commandments of laws. We do commit sins repeatedly, and asked God to forgive us, and he does forgive us for our sins, because God is slow in anger, but rich abundantly in caring and loving for his children. The “Truths” in the Bible, we do the same thing to our children. Example: we as fathers, we sometimes punish our children when they do wrong, or do what we told them not to do, and we forgive them when they say: ( Dad I am sorry for what I did), and we forgive them because of being a caring and loving father.
Here is an example: In the book of James-Chapter 2, it tells us that “Favoritism is Forbidden.” It states: “My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in shabby clothes also comes in. If you show special attention to the man wearing fine clothes and say, “Here’s a good seat for you,” but say to the poor man, “you stand there” or “sit on the floor by my feet,” have you not discriminated amongst your very selves and become judges of evil thoughts? Listen, my dear brothers; has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him? But you have insulted the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? Are they not the ones who are slandering the noble name of him to whom you belong? If you really keep the royal law in the scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. For whoever keeps the whole and yet stumbles just at one point is guilty of breaking all of it. For he who said, “DO not commit adultery,” also said, do not commit murder.” If you do not commit adultery but commit murder, you have become a lawbreaker. Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has been merciful triumphs over judgment.” (James 2:1-13). Question: It is not what manmade laws say that: Favoritism is Forbidden. Government laws of difference countries for society in general; for instance workplace discriminations are forbidden against: race/ethnicity, color, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation etc, you name it. The “Truths” where do these manmade laws came from? The answer; is quite evident from the book of (James 2:1-13) as stated above.  99.9% of man made laws for society in general under the rule of law comes from the “Truths” that are in the Bible. Work places and business places have ethics laws; and they come from the Bible. Marriage laws, including widows, unjust treatment and unethical behavior towards children & laws in society in general; come from the Bible.
Example: The little children and Jesus in the book of Matthew. Little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said: “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:13-14). Jesus Christ showing caring and love for children, the “Truths” in the Bible. 
Many people in the world today are claiming to be Christians. But some of my questions to them are as follow:
Do they read the “Holy Bible,” and how often? And what is their understanding?
Do they know or realize that the Bible is the most simple book to read and easy to understand the concepts?
Do they know that despite going to church, it is important that they spend time to read the Bible?
Do they know that because society in general is organized, therefore, our society of civilization came from the rule of law, and the “Truths” of the rule of law came from the “Holy Bible?”
Do they obey God’s laws as their father, and truly follow Christ?
Do they know that God created man from his own image, because of love?
How many of them practice and truly follow caring and love for their fellow human being?
Do they follow with caring hearts and the royal law of love?
Do they know the meaning, and the importance of these groups of words and do they put them in action, and how often? Love, Care, Fear, Obedience, Trust, Prayer, Faith, Son, Forgiveness.
Trust me, I tell you the truth, as a Christian, strong believer and true follower of Christ, and reading of the Bible every day. I strongly believe that God’s gift of wisdom and common sense, or knowledge comes from these words. Therefore, it is extremely important and imperative that you practice and follow these words in action, and as well as follow Christ, who is the way, the truth and the life; no one goes to the father but through him. Any violations of these words, repent, pray to your God through Christ and ask forgiveness in true spirit, and with believe that God will forgive you. Trust me, I tell you the truth, God will forgive you. Make no mistake, there is a true living God, and a Christ, and with faith anything you ask, or seek in the name of Christ from God it be given to you, or you will find it, provided it is good for you. Otherwise he will not answer your prayer, from my experience in Faith. From the book of Genesis to the book of Revelations, and within the Ten Commandments you will find these words, for awareness of God’s caring and love for human beings as his children. But meant as caution should be taken, and understand in the context they are used; as they signify caring and love in one hand, and in other context serve as warning  for mankind to watch out for behavior or actions to father‘s Ten commandment laws.
When God created the universe and everything looked beautiful and was alone, he created man from his own image and placed him in the Garden of Eden because of love. Like father and like son; Jesus Christ founded the Christian faith on the principle of love-Christians wholeheartedly loving God and each other. John, one of Christ’s disciples and closest friend, penned these words near the end of his life. “And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him” (1 John 4:16, emphasis added through unless otherwise noted). The Ten Commandments define love: For love to be meaningful it must be accurately defined and understood. That is the purpose of God’s law, especially the Ten Commandments. Do you know the ultimate purpose of God laws? Jesus Christ defined the purpose of God’s law as teaching us how to apply the two great principles of loving God and loving each other. He made this clear when someone asked him. “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?” How did Jesus respond?  “You should love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with your entire mind.” This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is: “you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the laws and the prophets. Watch it…..LOVE……in this context, how it is used.
If you believe truly that you are a Christian, and follower of Jesus Christ, you should have a caring heart and love for your fellow human being regardless of individual state of being, race, national origin, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation. We need to show respect, empathy and dignity for others and love as Christ did. In order words, have compassion, just as Christ showed compassions to many people. Example: Jesus healed a paraplegic; Jesus healed a blind man at Bethsaida. Too many to be listed here, and more can be found in the Bible, the book of “Truth.”  We Christians believe there is no reason in the Christian faith to ignore a fellow human being, because we all are the same children of the one God, and father of all human beings. If you claim to be a Christian, but do not have a caring heart and love for others, then your Christian faith and believe is subjected to questioning, and as well as your integrity towards the Christian faith, because integrity is exhibited in actions, not pronouncement intentions.
Example: People with faith; by faith Noah being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
Example: By faith, Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.
Example: By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
Example: By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son. (Hebrews 11:1-3, 9:-11-17).
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:1-2).
Therefore, an important part of the Christian life is caring for others. The Bible gives us great direction on whom and why we are to care for others. We are to treat others with love and kindness. God instructs us to care for the poor, fellow Christians, and relatives. Read through these Bible verses slowly and allow God to work them into your life. Pray as you read. Feel free to use these Bible verses about caring for others as a devoted Christian.
10 Bible Verses about Caring for Others

(Philippians 2:4) “Let each of you looks not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Galatians 6:2) Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfills the law of Christ.

Caring for Others Bible Verses-Love

(John 13:34-35) a new commandments I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

(Romans 12:10) Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honor?

Bible Scriptures about Caring for Others-Other Christians.

(Galatians 6:10) So then, as we have opportunity, let us do well to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Caring For Relative Bible Verses

(Timothy 5:8). But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

Bible Verses about Caring for Others-Kindness.

(Ephesians 4:32) Is kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you? (Colossians 3:12) Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.

Caring for the Poor Bible Scriptures

(Proverbs 21:13) Whoever closes the cry of the poor his ear to will himself call out and not be answered. (Galatians 2:10)  Only, they asked us to remember the poor the very thing I was eager to do.

I pray these Bible verses were helpful to you to understand what God says about caring for others. Please add any of your other favorite verses dealing with caring for others to the comments so this becomes a better resource for those that find it. So Love God, Love Christ, love others, Fear God, obey him, Trust Him, Pray and with Faith. And read the Bible daily. May God bless you all reading this scripture I offered on my website for free and in good faith, and as a Christian helping your fellow human beings.

 May God bless you all in Jesus’ Name ……Amen!