Day 129 – Help the Poor
‘Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard’. Proverbs 21:13
In yesterday’s devotion we learnt that we should not cheat or mistreat the poor. Today, God is telling us to go a step further. You might not have cheated nor mistreated the poor, but you probably have closed your ears to the poor, you have not gone the extra mile to help them.
The cry of any poor person in need of some kind of help might not be an audible sound, but if we would notice they have need and we respond, God would be happy with it. When we notice the need or the lack, and we ignore their needy situation, we have simply ‘stopped’ our ears at their cry. If we do this, God says when we cry ourselves, we will not be heard!
What does God expect us to do? He expects us to go out of our way as much as we have the capacity, to attend to any need we can notice with the poor. We should go out of our ways to visit the orphanage, the widow, the old age home, etc., and provide the help they need. If we find people who need a job, or an accommodation, etc., we should go out of our way to render the help we are capable of rendering to them. When you do this, when you are in need, even before you cry out, your voice will be heard on high and help will gravitate towards you. Today, you will prosper, great will be your peace, and may you find help when you need it, in Jesus name. Amen.
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