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, July 12, 2022

Victims Unaware

(Pro 12:10 KJV)  A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

How many times have you been approached to help with a struggle that someone else is going through?  Sometimes it seems daily.  It is a great marketing technique.  In this day of internet advertising and algorithms we are the prey of many people who want to take advantage of our kindness and generosity.  Be aware that many of these appeals are fronts for totally different operations.  I can remember when the Red Cross used a tragedy to raise money and very little of what was raised went to the presented need.  

Have you ever observed that the people who are the first to ask for help are often the least deserving?  This puts a responsibility on us.  We are to care and give.  That is obvious.  We are to do so with our baloney meters going full blast.  I only have so much extra income.  If I give it out I want to make sure that I am actually helping someone not just making life easy for a shyster.

So?  Give with your brain engaged.  Don’t support evil. 

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