Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Eyes of the Poor

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If you mistreat the poor, you insult your Creator; if you are kind to them, you show him respect.

Proverbs 14:31

Have you ever wondered why there are so many poor people in the world?  With the riches of Eternity at His disposal God could distribute enough wealth to the poor of this world to wipe out every bit of poverty.

Some people blame God for withholding riches from the poor, just as some blame God for not healing all the sick people in this world!  

So does poverty serve a purpose in the world, and if so what is it?  According to Proverbs 14:31 when poor people are treated well God is honored, not insulted.  And when you are kind to the poor God is shown respect.  

If you have prayed "Lord, I want to see Your face," then look at the face of a beggar and know that God is seeing you through the eyes of the poor!  Remember, Jesus Himself said that He did not have a place to lay His head!  (Luke 9:58)

"Lord Jesus, may I see Your face today and honor You when I do!  Help me know how to be kind to the poor in this world.  Praise Your Holy Name now and forever.  Amen."

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