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Proverbs 19:17 NIV

“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.” 

Poor in this verse actually means feeble. Both the Old and New Testaments speak often about caring for and being kind to the poor. Jesus is particularly clear in a number of places even to the point of telling us that when we care for the needs of the poor we are ministering to him. The picture in this verse can make us a bit uncomfortable. We know that God owes us nothing. The fact that He offers salvation is more than we could ever expect or imagine. Yet, in this verse we are informed that as a result of being kind to the poor and feeble God owes us with interest. It is the same as loaning to Him and we can expect it returned with a reward on top. Whatever you do with the idea that God is indebted to you it is clear that we are to look out for and be good to those in our society who are less fortunate. Personally I choose not to care about what God might owe me. He owes me nothing. Kindness to the poor is me reflecting Him to a world that needs to see Him. Today be Jesus to the feeble. #BeTheEdge

““The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Jesus

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