I am guilty. Are you?
Too many people take God’s grace for granted.
The other day I was complaining to God how horrible my life had been – how disappointing.
I thought of all the evil I had endured, and wondered what I had done wrong to bring it all on me.
Then I thought of all the evil people I had encountered, and also all the good or neutral people, and everyone seemed to be doing better than me.
I saw the world, and did not want to be part of it. It had grown so dark and evil.
Then I saw this photo.
How could I complain now?
I felt so ashamed when I saw this.
Our concepts of a good vs. a hard life are based on our cultures.
We have no idea what it is like in another culture.
Poverty, to us, is not being able to pay the light bill, or having to eat beans instead of steak.
We don’t have a car, or gas for our car.
Many claim they are too poor to help the poor, so they don’t give to others.
But they live in comfortable homes, have 2 cars and other comforts.
And they cannot spare an extra dollar, so a child like this does not have to starve?
God will hold us accountable for every penny we spend.
Money is a gift from god, just like other things in this life.
He will also hold us accountable for every word we speak, and every action we do or refuse to do.
The world has become too selfish.
People are concerned too much about their own happiness and comforts, and success.
Someday, all that will disappear, and we will stand before God, and have to explain why millions of children died, because we were too selfish to help.
Please consider helping the poor.
If it has no earthly benefit to you, so what?
This is our spiritual obligation to feel the pain of God over his precious ones.
If we refuse to feel His pain over the poor, then we can expect to have Him ignore our pain when hard times come.
We may not be as righteous as we think we are.
We think we are on a fast track to heaven, yet many are dying, and it is our fault.
The bible says that people guilty of murder do not go to heaven.
There is no shame in having a hard life, filled with afflictions.
There is shame in allowing this to happen to others, when we could have done something to help.
There is much suffering in the world.
DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!