The Way of Wisdom: Proverbs 28

Read Proverbs 28

27Those who give to the poor will lack nothing,
but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.

Proverbs 28:27

Those who close their eyes… because it is easier, because we think they aren’t deserving, because we have worked hard and if they did they wouldn’t be in the situation they are in, because they are drug addicted, alcoholic, dirty, crazy, lazy, uneducated…

This is just a short list of reasons our youth came up with of why we choose not to help the poor.

But they are all just excuses, reasons to make ourselves feel better for not helping.

I read the other day there are over 2000 verses in the Bible that talk about the poor. I am willing to bet there is not one verse saying, “Help the poor… but only the ones who aren’t uneducated, lazy, crazy, dirty, alcoholic, drug addicted. Help only the ones who deserve it.”

Lord, open my eyes to the truth of Your grace. Teach me to identify with those who are poor and desperately in need of help.

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