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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

We Should Give

                
                      A Starving Boy Drinks Milk From A Dog In India


The captured picture above may be disturbing, but it happened in India.

According to the World Health Organization, hunger is the single gravest threat to the world's public health. The WHO also states that malnutrition is by far the biggest contributor to child mortality, present in half of all cases. Six million children die of hunger every year (600 children per hour or 10 children per minute die of hunger!). Figures on actual starvation are difficult to come by, but according to the FAO, the less severe condition of undernourishment currently affects about 925 million people, or about 14% of the world population.

Why should we give to the poor?

Proverbs 28:27 reads;

He who gives to the poor will lack nothing, but he who closes his eyes to them receives many curses.

In Matthew 6:3, we are cautioned against hypocrisy before men in giving alms because God takes most notice of them and will reward us.

But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.

Sometimes I wondered why God who has everything doesn’t save them all from hunger and poverty. Lord Jesus says in Mark 14:7;

The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.

First, God wants to reward us for giving to the poor.

My family stores some money and sends it to a charity organization almost every month. I’m telling this to encourage you to start giving.

The word  in bold warns us of that nothing can be preceded before  the service to the Lord Himself in all good deeds we do – either giving wealth to the poor or sacrificing ourselves for others.

We should show our love to others by giving because He loved us first by giving Himself on the Cross.

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