“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 15:11Text — Deuteronomy 15:7-11
Poverty is a state of being in which a person lacks the income (or other means of support) to reliably meet his basic personal needs, such as food, shelter and clothing. Poverty exists in every country in the world, though it is a more pressing issue in some countries than in others. In some countries, the poverty rate is so high that many families cannot afford even two meals in a day. In such situations, children are mostly affected.
The Bible confirms that there would always be people who are very poor and will not be able to afford basic needs. This can be as a result of social-economic problems, natural disasters like Covid-19, famine, wars, terrorists’ activities, etc. However, in the midst of these problems, there will still be many people who can afford the basic necessities of life. The counsel of the word of God for such people is that they share whatever they have with the poor and needy.
The Lord has blessed your family with enough food to eat, clothes to wear and even books and writing materials. Share with other children who cannot afford such things. With the permission of your parents, you can give out the clothes, shoes you have outgrown to children in Internally Displaced Camps, orphanages and slums. Great blessings await you.
Prayer for today
God, please help me to show love and kindness to the people around me.