Help Those In Need
“For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land” (Deuteronomy 15:11).
It’s estimated that about one-fifth of the world’s population live in abject poverty; surviving on less than a dollar per day. Many in the slums and inner cities are deprived of the material, spiritual and emotional resources needed to survive, develop and thrive, making them unable to enjoy their rights, achieve their full potential or participate as relevant members of society.
We must therefore seek to set up the necessary structures that’ll help ameliorate the plight of the poor and less privileged amongst us. Let’s provide them the necessary and required care, love, affection and suitable lifestyle. If each of us will do a little, we can all do a lot.
I encourage you to think about doing more for the needy around you; be a blessing to others and you’ll be blessed also.
You may never discover the treasure God has kept in you until you reach out to give someone’s life a meaning. That’s where real satisfaction is! The Bible says, “The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself” (Proverbs 11:25). God will make happen for you the good things you make happen for others. So keep helping those around you.
Dear heavenly Father,
I thank you for granting me the grace, wisdom and strength to always recognize the need of those around me, that I may bring them succour, hope and comfort. I thank you for making me a lifter and a helper of others,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Luke 6:31; Luke 6:38
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: 2Timothy 2; Micah 1-3
2 Year Bible reading plan: Hebrews 13:1-25; Ezekiel 27