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. Do not go over your vineyard a second time or pick up the grapes that have fallen. Leave them for the poor and the foreigner. I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:9&10 NIV
It is alarming to see the kind of poverty that exists in many parts of the world. There are so many families that have no food to eat, villages that have no water to drink and people that have no access to modern conveniences that the thought of addressing the situation can be overwhelming. So it is reasonable for a caring person to honestly ask the question ”What can I do?” The answer is simple: something! We can all do something to address poverty.
The principle established by God is this: a portion of our blessings – our crops, our increase, our salaries, our profits – should be set aside and used to help someone in need. Acceptance of this principle is not a financial decision. No – this is an attitudinal decision. The easiest way to process this: What if you were the person in need? Would this sound like a good idea?
“God, bless me more so I can be a greater blessing to those in need. Amen.”