His Mercy Holds You UpJune 26, 2015
His Comforting ThoughtsJune 28, 2015
For the most part we Christians consider the poor just another problem. If they come to the church, we give them a list of government agencies that might help them. We figure they’re just conning us anyway. They expect help from hard-working people when they don’t work. But is that how Jesus sees it?
“For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever” (Psalm 9:18). It seems the poor had problems back in David’s time as well. He would see a time coming when God would not forget the poor.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me [Jesus], because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor…” (Luke 4:18-19).
Jesus came to preach the gospel of good news to the poor. He didn’t just mean they could become saved poor people. He came with good news to the poor that God had not forgotten them and they need not remain poor. Salvation among other things means provision and prosperity. There was a way out for the poor if they put their thrust in Jesus. Grace says there is supply for every need.