(Pro 6:30 KJV) Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
I sometimes wonder if I have ever been really “hungry” (7456). I have had my stomach growl. I have had a great appetite. I have had my mouth water. I don’t think I have ever been to the point talked about here.
Hunger is a political football today. I don’t know how many times I have been urged to make a donation to feed hungry children. We have all heard the spot ads and political chants that tell us how many children will go to bed hungry tonight in America. In the ancient world starvation was a real problem. People lived on the edge of it. There are places in the world today that people are starving. The problem is not lack of food stores. Usually it is a political issue, caused by government policy or perpetuated by “religious” leaders. The real problem is sin.
So? If you know of a hungry child then pass on some food. It may be that the parent is lazy or just spending all their money on cigarettes and alcohol. You may not be able to do much long term. Don’t stop with giving food. This is where prayer and witnessing are important. The hunger will not go away until the real problem is dealt with.