Tag - Poor

The POOR Will Rise Again

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Kings 25:12 But the commander left behind some of the poorest people of the land to work the vineyards and fields. O-bservation: This, of course, is the story of what Nebuchadnezzar’s eventual takeover and destruction of Jerusalem looked like. The prophets had prophesied it was on the way, and it happened. After Jerusalem was destroyed, including the burning of Solomon’s temple and the destruction of the walls surrounding the city, they left the poorest of the Israelites to work the vineyards. They slaughtered or carried the rest away to Babylon. A-pplication: When one reads the first...

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The Biggest Joke Ever

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Mark 14:5 It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly. O-bservation: Jesus was relaxing at Simon the leper’s house, and while He was there, a woman arrived with a jar of nard, the most expensive perfume of that day. She poured it all over His feet and then dried them with her hair. At that point, the religious men in the room became enraged and said, “That was a year’s worth of wages she just wasted. It could have been...

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What Can We Do For The Poor?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Deuteronomy 15:11 There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land. O-bservation: Moses continued to give the Lord’s directives in this chapter, and this verse in particular stands out. He told the people that there would ALWAYS be POOR PEOPLE in the land. He commanded the people to be openhanded, or generous, toward the POOR no matter what. A-pplication: I know there will be those who argue that this verse was intended solely for the people of Israel....

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Jesus Is GOOD NEWS For The Poor And Afflicted!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 9:18 But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish. O-bservation: King David once again affirms that the God he served then, and the God you and I serve now, will never leave the Poor and Afflicted. In fact, David calls our great God "The Hope" of the afflicted. A-pplication: It's probably important to note that David did not come from a family of wealth. History tells us that his father, Jesse, was most likely a sheep herder and farmer. In other words, David was raised in a family of...

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Be Honest About It

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: Psalm 86:1 Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. O-bservation: Toward the end of his life, King David gave a personal offering to the Lord to start the building fund for the temple his son Solomon would build after David's death. The offering in today's dollars would total around $870 Million!! And yet earlier in his life David cried to God and said, "I am poor and needy." A-pplication: David had learned through his years of following the Lord that there is much more to life than money. He realized that to...

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