31 Days of Proverbs: Day 19

“If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord – and he will repay you!”
Proverbs 19:17 (NLT)

How do you treat those who have less than you? Less money, less knowledge or education, less faith? If our worth comes from God, and He loves us all the same, this means you are not better than any one else. This also means you are not less than. The way we treat others matters to God, and He makes this very clear in His Word.

Some people are blessed with the gift of giving and for others, the desire doesn’t seem to come as easily. Think about it this way; when God blesses you, He doesn’t want you to keep it all to yourself. He wants us to be a blessing to other people as well. Part of our mission as the body of Christ is to serve others and to glorify God with our lives.

Treat someone who is less fortunate with the same respect and hospitality as you would someone you look up to and honor. We are all created in Christ’s image. I encourage you to pray for a selfless heart, humility and ways to amplify your giving.

“Whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.”
Proverbs 14:31 (NIV)


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