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Lending to the Lord

Proverbs 19:17
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.

"What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." ~James 2:14-17

This verse reminds us that God repays our acts of kindness to those in need. But we often find it easier to agree to His words than to live them. We find it easy to ignore people around us who are in need than to help them.

The verse also challenges us to assess whether or not we trust God enough to “lend to Him”; whether or not we think God will default on His debt.

It is easy to SPEAK of our belief in God and His goodness. But if we really do believe that He is trustworthy, then why do we find it so hard to give generously to those in need? God says He will repay us, do we believe Him or not?

Friends, our actions reveal what we truly believe. Let us ask God to grow our faith in Him so that we will be blessings, channels of His love, to our brothers and sisters… especially when they are in need.

 

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