An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

If You Don’t Look You Won’t See

(Pro 18:23 KJV)  The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.

This verse stands alone.  There is nothing to add from the context.  It is an observation of human interaction.  Those who do not have often ask those who do.  Those who have are often short and unkind.

This is not the way it should be.  It seems to me that the ones who are in real need are the last to ask for help.  They continue to struggle and do what they can.  Those who have often give to those who ask and then get angry when their gift is misused.  The answer to this problem is mostly on the shoulders of those who have and keep in mind that almost all Americans fall into the “rich” (6223) category. 

Those who have should be looking for those in need.  This is part of being in the body of Christ.  We are to look out for each other.  Although I haven’t found the source of the quote in my reading of Wesley, he is said to have commented, “Make all you can.  Save all you can.  Give all you can.”

Better yet I again remind you of the words of Paul,
(Eph 4:28 KJV)  Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.
So?  Look for opportunities to share.  If you are like me you only have so much.  Try to put it where it is most needed.