Proverbs 29:7 says this:
7 The [consistently] righteous man knows and cares for the rights of the poor, but the wicked man has no interest in such knowledge.
What a great foretelling of what is happening in this nation today! The truly born again believer is already voluntarily giving to those less fortunate! The government is trying to take away from those who, through hard work and perseverance, have prospered and become successful, and give to those who have no desire to work hard and earn for themselves! 2 Thessalonians 3:10 says this:
10 For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat. ESV
Under the Old Covenant, people were to leave corners of the fields for the poor to reap. They were NOT told to reap the harvest and give it to the poor, but that the poor were to get up and get to work reaping someone else's field for themselves! When a man born with no arms and no legs (Nick Vujicic) can work hard and make something of his life, there is NO excuse for anyone! It is unscriptural, unethical and extremely unhelpful to give to those who refuse to help themselves! Jesus warned that there would always be people like that (Mark 14:7). We are free to VOLUNTARILY help them with what we have been blessed with, but the government has NO right to take it from us! Pay attention, stand up, speak out and choose to be a voice! "Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
What is the most important thing you can give to another person? Philippians 2:16:
16 Holding out [to it] and offering [to all men] the Word of Life, so that in the day of Christ I may have something of which exultantly to rejoice and glory in that I did not run my race in vain or spend my labor to no purpose.
Give freely as the Holy Spirit leads, but never give materially without also giving LIFE through the Living Word of the Living God! Amen! Here are a few images to encourage and provoke you to GOOD works!
|Always obey GOD over man!|
|What you see in the Word of God - DO!|
|Always give the BEST Gift first!|
Shalom in Him!