There are so many people around us who are in serious trouble. Sometimes we can turn a blind eye towards them. So many people have financial problems, addictive problems, different types of illnesses. There are all types of stress related problems that someone, somewhere may be facing.
Most of us had been in simular situations, before God blessed us with what we have today. We know the feeling and hurt that comes from these problems. I’m sure that you pray every day to never go back to those living conditions. We are all human beings, we all face trials and tribulations. Sometimes it can be difficult, but we always have to remember to thank God for what he has blessed us with, there is always somebody suffering more than you.
There’s a lesson in the Holy Bible that I have come to love, it speaks of a widow casting two mites for offering in the temple. Two mites is a very small amount of money, two small coins ( its like making up a penny). This is all the poor widow had in her possession, there were also rich people casting great gifts and treasures, but Jesus said to the disciples, the poor widow cast in more than they all. For thats all the treasures she had in the world. (READ Luke 21:1-4, Mark 12: 41-44).
You see, In the story, the rich was giving out of their wealth but they would have retained their fortune, but the poor widow out of her poverty, she put in everything she had to live on. Hers was a true sacrifice, the rich had not begun to give to the level of her sacrifice. The big gifts were surely noticed. But no one else saw what Jesus saw, the humble gift of a poor widow.
When we give we give in faith. No matter how poor we are, or how much we need charity, we should always have a heart of giving. No matter how little we have, we should always be able to help and give. Giving is not only financial, we can give our love, our care, our kindness, our time, our wisdom and so many more gifts to others who need it.
PROVERBS 28:27 says- those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them recieve many curses. GOD commands us to give generously to the less fortunate and to speak up in their behalf. We should not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. When u give, do not give with a grudging heart, God wants us to be open handed toward all.
God teaches us that giving can be a simple encouraging word, a simple smile, an act of kindness or even defending someone’s rights. We should speak out for those who cannot speak out for themselves. Defend the rights of the poor and needy. We should not exploit the poor because they are poor. Let us not love with words and speech, but with actions. A generous person will always prosper. Show mercy and compassion to each other. Do not plot evil against each other. Treat everyone equal, never be hardhearted to anyone, never make someone feel they are worth nothing.
God never forgets the needy, so when u are willing to give your help, God will always stand at your side. PSALMS 9:9 says- The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. PROVERBS 22:9 tells us, when you share your food with the poor, you will be blessed. Never lack in zeal to help the needy, helping brings Joy and Hope. Always stay faithful in prayer.
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