God is good. This passage really stood out to me this morning.
Leviticus 23:22 NIV:“‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the Lord your God.’”
This verse means when you work so hard for something and you get what you achieve. Still continue to work and give to others who need it. Our heavenly Father is commanding us to do this. For an example, if you work really hard for money, clothes or food give to the poor but do it with out others noticing. Your treasures will be greater in Heavan (Proverbs 22:9), (Proverbs 22:16).
If you work really hard for a roof over your head the bible tells us to share that with the poor as well (1 Peter 4:9-19). This is a deep passage because although we give to the church we can always continue giving to others who need it around us in our day to day lives. This is what God calls us to do. God puts people in our life for a reason. He give us these opportunities so we can gain more blessings than we already have. (Jeremiah 29:11), (Proverbs 3:5-6),(1 Corinthians 16:11).
Ask yourself what do you do when you see someone else struggling? How do you respond? Do you have something yearning in your soul to help? If you do this is The Holy Spirit talking to you. The Holy Spirit is leading you to help. When you have enough to clothe yourself, feed yourself, provide housing for yourself and have the ability to take care of your family. God has given you the opportunity to do more!
He is commanding you to take care of His children with what you have left over. What do you with the left overs regarding God’s children who aren’t taken care of? I know the saying goes if you give a man a fish he eats for the day but if you teach him how to fish he eats for the rest of his life.
We as Christians should be fishers of men sharing the gospel but this is talking about giving advice, wisdom and teaching. Not just a dinner. This must be done in a respectful, kind and loving manner. Not in a way that is enabling, disrespectful or demening.
Prayer Starter: Lord, Please help me today meet other peoples needs. Thank you for giving me all that I have and then some. Amen.