Lending to God! Part Two
“Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction and keep oneself unstained from the world.” James 1:27
Our willingness to lend to God is a sign of our faith in Him. Lending to God may seem like a strange concept, but it’s actually a very biblical one. Numerous Bible verses talk about how God cares for the poor and needy. One example is from today’s bible verse. When lending to God, we invest in something far greater than ourselves. We are investing in the kingdom of God, and we can trust Him to use our money for His purposes. He will provide for us according to His promises, and we can be confident that He will bless us for our faithfulness.
There is no question that humans were created to be kind and compassionate. Unfortunately, in our society today, we seem to be forgetting how to be loving and helpful towards others. One of the most important ways to show kindness and compassion toward others is by giving back. We should not be pointing our fists at God when we see the needy. We should instead turn to Him for guidance and help make things right. We will know that He is always there to help us out when we do this.
In Matthew 25:40, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
There are many ways to lend to God, and One of those ways we can help is by donating to organizations that help the poor and needy. There are also ways we can help those in our local community. We can volunteer our time at a local soup kitchen or homeless shelter. We can also donate clothes, food, and money to local charities. When we help the poor and needy, we are helping to follow God’s commandments. We are also showing the love of Jesus to those who need it most.
God always pays us back with an abundance of love, peace, and happiness when we loan to God by showing compassion, love, and kindness. When we help the poor, we are helping to bring about the kingdom of God. As Christians, we should be doing everything we can to help those in need. Let’s not forget the words of Jesus, “For I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger, and you invited me in, I needed clothes, and you clothed me, I was sick, and you looked after me, I was in prison, and you came to visit me” (Matthew 25:35-36).
1. Oh Lord, let my wealth magnify you in all things.
2. Isaiah 35:3; Oh Lord uses me to strengthen the weak hands and make firm the feeble knees in Jesus’ name. Amen.