"For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land."
(Deuteronomy 15:11 KJV)
You have seen the man on the street corner who has a sign about needing money. Every city has its poor, it's needy, those who need help. It's hard to know who really needs help and who is really just lazy but Our Awesome God knows.
One organization for the poor tells me that, "more than one-half of the world's people live below the internationally defined poverty line of less than $2.00 a day." Poverty and need are such a large part of our world that it is easy to feel helpless and depressed, or even to become hard-hearted to their plight.
Our Awesome God knows about the poor and He doesn't close His eyes or walk to the other side of the street. Our Awesome God gave us instructions on living and caring for the poor and needy of this world in Deuteronomy 15:11.
"But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth… For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land".
(Deuteronomy 15:8,11 KJV)
As followers of Our Awesome God, we cannot ignore the plight of the poor and needy. We need some Christian organization to help us discern who is really needy and who is a professional beggar. We as Christians can join Christian organizations and churches that can and do check the individuals for their need and help combat poverty by giving as God intends us to. God knows who needs our help and if we are helping or crossing to the other side of the street. Join us in fighting poverty by helping. Read your Bible and pray, for you want to help your brother not teach him that the world owes him a living. God knows who the professional beggar without real need is.
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Flo & Bill