POOR OR SLOTHFUL AND LAZY
Sentimental approach to an issue does not reflect most of the time, God’s view and stand on the issue. I am not against helping the poor, in fact helping the poor is not only a good thing, it is also a Godly thing, but the question is which people do God regard and refer to as “POOR”.
It is necessary to know because it is tied to our blessing from God.Every man who gives to a poor person with God in mind, expects one form of blessing or the other from God, but the question is “how can /why should God bless you if God does not see the person you have helped as being poor?”
No wonder most/some of our giving’s are not rewarded /blessed by God. The clear understanding of “Slothfulness” …Proverbs 21:25
“The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.”
“A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.”;
“The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.”
“The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute”
“His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:”
“Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;”
“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” “Laziness”(2 Thessalonians 3:10) …”For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.”
All these scriptures will help us understand whom God regards as the Poor. Slothfulness and laziness are SIN characters before God and God those not reward SIN.
By giving to these kinds of people, you are aiding and abetting sin…BE WARNED
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