(Proverbs 28:27 KJV) He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
It is a good thing I read through Proverbs monthly. I need to read this verse on a regular basis and be reminded of a genuine gap in my walk. I tend to be one who “shuts” (5956) my eyes to the needs of those around me.
Part of that is healthy. I work in middle school and it is full of junior manipulators trying to run my world. They have a million excuses and reasons for not having their book, not doing their homework or needing to leave the room. I need to teach them to be responsible and understand the concept of cause and effect.
Part of it is insensitivity and selfishness. I ask why I should drag myself out of bed, work all day and struggle through rush hour traffic and then give to someone who has done nothing but make wrong choices.
I guess part of the reason is because God said so.
So? If you are like me you need to keep waking up your generosity. Share the blessings so that God can bless you.