Monday, July 19, 2010

Day 15 of 90

I am really tired tonight. I am writing this ahead to post in the morning. But I am so tired I don't know for sure that I will make sense. I pray that the Lord will give me the right words.

I'm going to do another SOAP from MomsToolbox.

Scripture: Deuteronomy 24:19  When you are harvesting in your field and you overlook a sheaf, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the alien, the fatherless and the widow, so that the LORD your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.

Observation: This was an expected practice at the time. This verse makes me realize why Ruth was in Boaz' fields. An ah-ha moment. Now I see!

Application:  If Christians were doing what the Lord wanted for us to do, the poor and needy would not be quite so poor and needy. I know that there will always be poor people in this world. Jesus said, "For you have the poor with you always, but Me you do not have always." Matthew 26:11
But, if we were doing the right things, I don't think it would be so bad. How often do we see someone who claims to be a Christian making sure they get every last dollar they "deserve" but yet not give that much, or anything to someone who needs it? It makes me so sad that people are so uncaring.

Prayer:  Lord, thank you for all of the blessing you have given me. I want to be a good steward to what I have because I know that I would have nothing without you. Please help me to have a giving heart, help me to truly desire to help the poor and needy. Help me to care more about others. Amen


Kara said...

Great thoughts!

ibeeeg said...

Reading Deuteronomy has really given me another perspective on helping those in need. I am far more aware now of what God desires us to do. Thanks for your for thought.