…to the poor, to the weak the downtrodden, to the single mother with too many children, to the homeless man on the corner, our ATTITUDE should always be one of MERCY; not indifference, not judgment, not anger, but MERCY.
Jesus not only commands that we lend, He also tells us not to expect anything back: “hoping for nothing again”. And that is as it should be, because we must look to God for our provision.
Many of us are presently going through some really tough times… Let us pray that God will make a way for all of us to take the time to talk with each other more… to share each others burdens.
When we have failed to distribute to the needs of orphans and widows who are part of the household of faith, it is God Who allows government to discipline us in giving our due.
It is the love we share (by our actions, not just words!) that makes people believe we are sincere. It is how much we sacrifice for each other that opens the door for the gospel message. It is by bearing each other’s burdens that we fulfill the Law of Christ.
We are never too poor to give… We are never too impoverished to help someone else.
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?