Scripture Nugget 3.6.2016

“If there is among you anyone in need, a member of your community, in any of your towns within the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hard-hearted or tight-fisted toward your needy neighbor. You should rather open your hand, willingly lending enough to meet the need, whatever it may be. … Give liberally and be ungrudging when you do so, for on this account the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and I all that you undertake. Since there will never cease to be someone need on the earth, I therefore command you, ‘Open your hand to the poor and needy neighbor in your land.’” Deuteronomy 15:7-8, 10-11

Just think, when each of us cares for our neighbor, gives to fill their need, with a loving and generous heart, then there will be no need unmet, no need for governments to create bureaucracies to do what we are commanded to do. O Lord, show me where I am missing the mark, help me always to have a generous giving spirit as you do. Help me be as loving to others as you are loving Father to all.