Often when I’m reading posts on the Internet I realize that there are many people who lack compassion for the homeless, the poor, and in general those who are less fortunate. They often say that they are lazy or bums and their comments show that they have utter contempt for those who are less fortunate. Scripture tells us (2Co 8:9) For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, for your sakes He became poor, in order that you might be made rich through His poverty. Then in our base scripture Jesus says (Mat 8:20) And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.
God holds us all accountable for how we treat each other all too often we look down on others without knowing their story or understanding their plight. We should help simply because help is needed. Should we enable? No. Should we help? Yes. Remember that Jesus who was rich became poor for the sake of all which includes you and I. He expects and requires us to help those that are less fortunate and we should do so without passing judgment. Remember what is said in Matthew 25. (Mat 25:35) For I was hungry, and you gave me food; I was thirsty, and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger, and you took Me in; (Mat 25:36) I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me. What we do for others matters to God more than many of the things that we feel are important in life. In this same chapter Jesus said that every time we help others we help him. So next time you see or hear of someone being homeless or facing problems of any kind. Remember that when you help others you help Jesus and he won’t forget your acts of kindness. Be Encouraged and Blessed Minister Mike.