This is a topic that is almost inexaustive for the Lord and His scripture, and beyond my ability to write about giving it the time and attention it deserves. Yet I hear no one else really talking about this… Unless, sorry to say; their trying to make money or manipulate the poor and needy for their own gain. If you doubt this just read the book of Amos, and open your eyes to the streets, and the poor in your neighborhood… In your own church.
I pray that everyone has a wonderful New year. I can hardly believe I made it to 2020! Wow! Thank you God!
This isn’t an easy topic for me to write about because I have lived this out every day for the last seven years… ( almost eight )… I think sometimes the ‘church’ reads a different book than I do? It really breaks not only my heart yet I have witnessed this anti-biblical standard actually allows someones daughter, or son.now older, literally die on the streets, alone… Feeling unloved, abandoned by all… Even God!
We talk alot about the love of God, and yet am unable to be the light to the poor… Let alone the world!? These are some of the most beautiful words I’ve ever read about God’s heart for the poor. The prophets being the heart of God… plead all throughout scripture on behalf of the poor and needy… 196 times, 11 prophets in all, if I remember correctly. The verses below are from Isaiah 58, a very small chapter yet full of love, compassion, mercy… To love God with all your heart soul mind and strength… And to love your neighbor as yourself… Is not this what the whole of the prophets and writings are hung upon?
In writing that I have to ask anyone who reads this and have lost a loved one 💔 to the streets… Please forgive me for bringing any pain to your heart?
5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen ? a day for a man to afflict his soul ? [is it] to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes [under him]? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD ?
6 Is] not this the fast that I have chosen ? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke ?
7 Is it] not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house ? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh ?
8 shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I [am]. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;
10 And [if] thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness [be] as the noonday:
11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
12 And [they that shall be] of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.
13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, [from] doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking [thine own] words:
14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it] (!).