Luke 3:10-11 – And the crowds asked him, “What then shall we do?” And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

Observation –
John the Baptist has just said that every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut and thrown into the fire. The people ask for clarification and John the Baptist tells them the second half of the greatest commandment to love your neighbors as yourselves. If we have just two garments we are to give one to a neighbor who has none. The same concept of sharing in love with our neighbors applies to those who are hungry.

Application –
The two greatest commandments are to love God and love others. I am to love in response to the love and grace God showed me in sending Jesus so I can place my faith in Jesus to know Him and make Him known. I can’t claim to love Jesus and ignore needs of neighbors around me. I pray for my eyes to see like Jesus and my heart to have compassion like Jesus for our neighbors in need. The scripture tells me I don’t have to have an abundance of something to help, if I only have two shirts I keep one on my back and give the other away. If I have a sandwich I can cut it in half and share. I can also keep bars and waters with me to pass out to those who are hot and hungry.

Prayer –
Thank you for the truth in your Word and your love for me. Let the power of the Spirit guide me to love you, love others and share with those in need to point them to you.