Good Morning Warrior!
Word for the Day:
(Deut. 14:22 - 15:23)
“Considering the Poor”
“You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you; therefore I command you this thing today.”
Our Commander has “Considering the Poor” on the menu for Breakfast this morning. In the culture of this fallen world the poor may be seen but they are not ‘considered.’ For the poor to be considered they must be felt through empathy; and empathy flows from Love.
The well known author and speaker John Maxwell has said, “People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”
Empathy and Compassion will form our attitude toward the poor, when we “remember our own deep poverty without Christ.” Lost and helpless in our past journey with sin, slaves of unrighteousness, we were; “aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world.”(Eph.2:12).
The poor remind us of our past slavery of sin and this awakens Empathy and Compassion in us. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for us “to imitate” our Commander as His Warrior, (Eph.5:1-2), and bring some deliverance to the poor - the way our King delivered us from the bondage of sin. And we do this with a grateful heart of joy remembering our own deliverance. I’m sure this is one reason why we will always have the poor in this world (Deut.15:11). We will always need to remember how our King rescued us from the fields of sin -
“With a hand of mercy, He brought me in.
Just look out yonder, where I have been,
Oh I Praise God, He Brought Me In......” Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,