Today’s reading: Proverbs 22:9
Rather than jumping into a new book on a Friday, I decided to focus our thoughts on helping, serving, and encouraging others as we head into the weekend. Proverbs 22:9 spoke to my heart today:
“Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.”
If you look up the word “bountiful” in a thesaurus, you’ll see words like generous, giving, and open-handed. These are all very understandable words of what our attitudes and actions should be as a follower of Christ. More than ever there are hurting people all around us as we battle through this coronavirus pandemic. While many needs are financial, there are also many people struggling emotionally and physically. As I observe social media posts, watch television, and listen to the radio, it’s evident to me that feelings of fear, anxiety and depression are abundant.
As such, the call for Christ-followers to have a “bountiful eye” is especially relevant and needed right now. If you haven’t been intentionally looking for people you can help—whatever that help looks like—I urge you to start today. In such a hurting world, people need to see the love of Jesus, and they should be seeing that in us.
Will you join me in asking God to give each of us “bountiful eyes” as we are out and about going to work, running errands, grocery shopping, picking up food orders, etc.? Who will you help today? Tami
Source: Tami’s Blog