Lord’s day: poverty

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“Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.” (Proverbs 19:17 NIV)

The last pagan emperor of Rome, Julian, wrote the following lines. It is interesting to note that though he hated the early Christians, he could not help but admit that they were full of good deeds.

“These impious Galileans (Christians) not only feed their own, but ours also; welcoming them with their agape, they attract them, as children are attracted with cakes… Whilst the pagan priests neglect the poor, the hated Galileans devote themselves to works of charity, and by a display of false compassion have established and given effect to their pernicious errors. Such practice is common among them, and causes contempt for our gods (Epistle to Pagan High Priests).”

He who despises his neighbor sins, But happy is he who is gracious to the poor. (Proverbs 14:21)

Have a blessed Lord’s day !

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