June 16, 2017

June 16, 2017

US Poverty rate is the third worst in the world according to the OECD of all developed nations.  

We’ve been blessed. We have more than most could have imagined. And honestly, there is nothing wrong with having stuff. There is however something wrong with letting your stuff have you. We’ve been blessed to bless, given an abundance to share generously, and called to care for those around us who are in need. This calling can be fulfilled in many ways. It might be supporting a local food pantry. It might be giving a $5 gift card to the guy on the corner so he can eat. It might be getting to know the guy who walks around your neighborhood or at your work. Hunger is a real problem.

As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.
1 Timothy 6:17-19