Thursday, June 30, 2005

"the poor"

since beth and i have gotten involved in, verses that i had never noticed before are now jumping out at me from the text - these just from Proverbs:

  • ...happy is he who is gracious to the poor
    Proverbs 14:21b (all quotes New American Standard Bible)

  • He (who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker,
    But he who is gracious to the needy honors Him.

  • He who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD,
    And He will repay him for his good deed.

  • He who is generous will be blessed,
    For he gives some of his food to the poor.

  • He who increases his wealth by interest and usury
    Gathers it for him who is gracious to the poor.

  • He who gives to the poor will never want,
    But he who shuts his eyes will have many curses.

1 comment:

Rick said...

Hey brother,

Isn't it amazing, those words have been there for up to 5,000 years and many are just starting to notice. I think it is a beautiful thing that you share what you are discovering.

My first blog post was on MT 25. I was at the Emergent SD in 2004 and began meditating of that scripture.

It is amazing how beatiful the Word of GOd is when we are not blinded by our doctrinal world view.

Thanks for sharing.

You'd almost sound liberal if Jesus had not said it too. :)