Apostle Grace Lubega
Proverbs 19:17(KJV); He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
The wealth of the wicked is stored up for the just(Proverbs 13:22). However, there are principles that facilitate this transfer. Our theme scripture is one such principle.
Wealth is a responsibility and not merely a privilege. Part of this responsibility is toward the less advantaged.
Are you amassing wealth to merely build your small empire and a world that starts and ends with you?
That was the folly of the man in Luke 12:16-21. Drunk on his success, he said, “And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.”
In response to this display of supreme self-centeredness, God said, “Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?”
The Bible goes on to reveal, “So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”(Luke 12:21).
Considering the poor is part of being rich toward God because when you have pity on them, you lend to the Lord.
Examine your life and ask the critical question of whether what you seek is solely for you. The vice of selfishness is repulsive to greatness. You can never expect true increase if your heart does not beat for the betterment of the lives of others.
FURTHER STUDY: Proverbs 28:27, Proverbs 28:8
GOLDEN NUGGET: The vice of selfishness is repulsive to greatness. You can never expect true increase if your heart does not beat for the betterment of the lives of others.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for such great wisdom. The love that You have shed abroad in my heart teaches me to look past my desires and seek to serve those around me who are in need. I am a beacon of hope to many because you have taught me what it means to exercise liberality. In Jesus’ name, Amen.