(Pro 19:17 KJV) He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
It seems like this verse is brought to my attention more often than it should. Maybe I should say, “More often than I want”. This is an area of my life that I need to continually take to the sharpening stone. I tend to feel like I am doing well because I deserve it or earned it. In the morning when I am getting my hat on for the day the Lord keeps reminding me of the blessings He has poured out on me. It comes during the time I am being thankful. I often think about all the hands that have gone into the simple thing like a cup of coffee. I am now reading a book about World War II and it keeps hitting me how blessed I am not to have lived in eastern Europe or Asia during those years.
So? We need to be thankful and show our gratitude by being more gracious to those who are “poor” (1800b). One of the truths of life is there is usually someone worse off than we are.