Tuesday, December 3, 2013

What Does a Poor Man Do?

Here in Manila a friend asked us to help with medicine for his elderly mother living in a little but comfortable house, or what some would call a poor shack. We gave the funds to him or he would go into heavy debt.

I was at the doctor recently regarding an infection. He charged me nothing but the cheapest antibiotic was $22. How would an extremely poor person be able to afford this? For example, this is the monthly income of many poor pastors here in the Philippines.

This morning I read the following, "One who is gracious to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him" (Proverbs 19:17). So don't worry about being helpful to the poor, because the Lord will care for you as "God is our refuge and strength, abundantly available for help" (Psalm 46:1).

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