BE KIND TO THE POOR

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As we strive to grow daily in God through His Holy Spirit, we uncover more truths as we dig deeper into our relationship with Him. Giving of yourself and your substance is key to spreading God’s love through heartfelt actions in our homes, offices, businesses and community. We are God’s love representatives and show His goodness to others by being like Him.

Our text is taken is from Proverbs 19:1

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done (NKJV).

The poor are a key constituency to God. Giving is an act of love as demonstrated by God through Christ. We often hear that God can’t owe anyone however our text today shows an exception to the rule and that’s because of the importance of this group to God.

Christ said during his ministry that the poor (in spirit and in flesh) would always be among us- we see in these times that help is needed everywhere you turn.

What acts of love and kindness are you spreading in your environment?
Do you turn up your nose at the poor and become unconcerned about their wellbeing?
Do you call the law enforcement on the poor because they are trespassing or overstepping set boundaries?

Hard times have fallen on many and the poor are getting the hardest part of it. Jobs, Education, Health, Feeding and Housing are becoming more and more alien to most people, the wealth gap is widening daily. Wars have separated families, creating internal and external refuges within countries.
How do we show God’s love to those in need around us?

Today, God says to you “lend to me by being kind, by giving, by supporting, by honoring these ones and I will repay.”

Don’t be limited by your resources, collaborative actions with others can go a long way to alleviate some of the suffering around us.
You can do more. Be God’s friend today, lend to Him, give to the poor.

Prayer

Dear Father, I thank you for the opportunity to enlighten my spirit with the act of giving. I shall be a blessing to my world through the work you have committed into my hands.

Charge

Deuteronomy 15:10 (NIV) Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your works and in everything you put your hand to do.”

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