Caring for others should not be unusual for the child of God.
"As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith" (Galatians 6:10).
It should be the way they live their lives, always seeking to do good to others and to show and share the love of God with those about them. Paul wrote, "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of other" (Philippians 2:3-4).
The idea of caring for others comes from having the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5ff). Satan would have Christians be self-centered and look only to their wants and needs. Those who live this way show that Satan has ensnared them.
On one occasion Jesus was asked, "Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets" (Matthew 22:36-40).
The occasion was a time when some of the Pharisees seeing Jesus quiet their adversaries the Sadducees, sought to tempt him. Trying to see just how well he knew the law. How surprised they must have been when they were given an answer that summarized the entire law of God. Love of God, and love of fellow man.
Christians, be on guard all the time against Satan’s attacks. He is a very crafty being, and strives with all his might to cause Christians to fail in keeping God’s law.
Many Christians fail the caring test though extremely versed in the scriptures. Knowing the scriptures is not enough. One must act upon what they know.
James put it this way, "But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves" (James 1:22).
Most who "deceive" themselves do not even realize the danger they are in. Satan has taken a good honest heart and turned it into a selfish being. They must come to themselves before they are overcome to the point of no return.
The early Christians serve as a good example by how they acted toward God and each other. They obeyed the gospel of Christ, and then began to care for each other. "And all that believed were together, and had all things common" (Acts 2:44). "And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common" (Acts 4:32).
While the world may only see and feel the need to look to God and their fellow man only once in a while children of God should and must keep this spirit of caring each and every day. Jesus put it better than any man can say, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself."