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Divine Regard for the Needy

For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.  Psalm 9:18 KJV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Schooling with inadequate funds comes with its own peculiar challenges.

Years ago, I was a poor student on campus, and life was not friendly to me then. My pocket money for the month was less than fifty dollars. Out of this little amount, I paid my tithe as a student. During vacation, I engaged in odd jobs for extra finances. As a result of my faithfulness in tithing to God, He saw me through my academics with good results and without experiencing carry over. Each time people gave me money, I valued it, and I have not forgotten what they did for me.

The Word of God says we should show affection to the poor who are always in need and who dwell in our midst.

Anyone who gives to the poor will never go unrewarded. Helping the poor is a worthy cause, and it comes with blessings from above. It is a sacrifice God is well pleased with at all times and a project that can save a soul.

God Almighty is a compassionate God who loves the needy and has positioned different helpers to attend them. Anyone who laughs at the needy laughs at God. God does not want us to close our ears to the cries of the needy. He wants us to help them by seeing them as vulnerable. God cares for everyone, and He does not discriminate. He wants us to do the same.

When we turn down the requests of the needy, or see them as a burden, we need to repent and make our Creator happy by assisting them. The cry of the needy ascends to God faster than the cry of the comfortable.

Do something for a needy person today.

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Onome Ogbajibrede

Onome Ogbajibrede is an evangelist and a devotional writer who inspires and encourages people to come closer to God. He is a new entrant into the devotional writer’s market. Some of his devotionals can be accessed at https://www.faithwriters.com/member-profile.php?id=71709. He holds a Degree in Peace Studies & Conflict Resolution from Nigeria and can be contacted via devotionalembassy@gmail.com.