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.

Thursday, September 22, 2022


(Pro 22:9 KJV)  He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

I don’t know what the major media outlets are saying but everywhere I read people are worrying about a developing famine.  The reasons are many.  The most basic is government interference.  I think farmers can deal with natural disasters.  They know what to expect and where to cut corners.  What they can’t deal with are regulators who know what is best.  Any way you want to look at it we are looking at some kind of food shortage.

In that world this verse reminds us of our need to be generous.  Most of us can cut back some but we need to develop an eye that sees need.  I would suggest that we begin watching for candidates that we might be able to help.  Think of families with children and jobs that are marginal.  I would say try to get a sense of whom the working poor are.  To me it is good stewardship to share what I have to share with those who are most deserving.

So?  Maybe it will blow over.  It is still a good idea to look for places to help those less fortunate.

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