I am learning the importance of not neglecting those amongst us who have very little. Their station in life is not to be mocked or ridiculed. I will not harden my heart nor shut my hand to them but I am told by God, to open my hand wide to them and to be willing to help them. Rather than my heart becoming calloused or grieved toward them, I will freely give to them, not expecting anything in return. This way, the abundance God has blessed me with will not rule me, nor cause me to hoard or become greedy, but the blessing of the Lord which makes me rich will cause me to be ever more generous.
Lord, thank you for the Victory provided for me at the cross, I gratefully receive it by faith. (Note: these “I Declare” devotions are meant to be proclaimed out loud, as a prayer – a part of your personal daily devotions.)
Deuteronomy 15:7-11 (NKJV) If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, 8 but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs. 9 Beware lest there be a wicked thought in your heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand,’ and your eye be evil against your poor brother and you give him nothing, and he cry out to the Lord against you, and it become sin among you. 10 You shall surely give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand. 11 For the poor will never cease from the land; therefore I command you, saying, ‘You shall open your hand wide to your brother, to your poor and your needy, in your land.’