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BE KIND TO THE POOR

The Word of God says we will always have the poor amongst us. Therefore, we must be kind to the poor. We cannot simply expect the government to be kind to the poor. It should, but we have seen that they don’t express that same kindness that God requires. On the other hand, far too many believers are not kind to the poor. They become judgmental, coldhearted, and insensitive. I have seen it with my own eyes and heard it with my own ears. By the grace of God, any of us could be poor. We are living in a society where nothing is certain. You can be up one day and down the next. You could have a job that pays well and all of a sudden, you are unemployed without medical benefits. How we treat the poor reveals how we honor God. These words resonate with me: “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was a stranger, and you took me in. I was naked and you clothed me.” Being kind to the poor is something we cannot overlook. Psalm 41:1 is our reference today.

“Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble.”

The psalmist begins this psalm with the bountiful joys that come with those who have a heart for the poor. The Lord rescues and blesses them and remembers them when they are in trouble. He rescues them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity. God honors those who care for the poor and the needy. They do it without recognition and for their love for the Father. Prayerfully, today, you are kind to everyone, especially to those who are poor. God will bless you and your life will be blessed indeed.