Thursday, 10th September 2020

Proverbs 28:27 – Those who give to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to them receive many curses.

God wants you to use some of your money to help people in need. God didn’t put us on this earth to live for ourselves. He blesses us so that we can bless others.

God is generous. Everything we have in life is because of God’s generosity. We wouldn’t have anything — we wouldn’t even be alive — if it weren’t for God’s generosity. And God wants us to be generous like He is.

God wants to share His fortune with you. But you need to be tested first to see if you can handle it. You have to learn to live on less so you can use the rest to help others. God is watching to see how you manage and distribute what He has blessed you with.

God particularly wants us to be generous with the poor. Throughout the Bible, God tells us He is watching how we help the poor, and He attaches tremendous promises if we do so. For example:

“Give to the poor and you will never be in need. If you close your eyes to the poor, many people will curse you” (Proverbs 28:27).

“When you give to the poor, it is like lending to the Lord, and the Lord will pay you back” (Proverbs 19:17).

The more you help others, the more God blesses you. He gives to you so you can give to others.

Why? Because God wants you to be like Him, and God is a giver!

– Take some time to count your blessings. How has God blessed you in your family, your friendships, your career, and your spiritual life?
– If you stood before God today and gave an account of how you’ve used His blessings, would you be embarrassed or proud of your report? Why?
– What is one way you can use your resources this week to bless someone who is in need?

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