Scripture for the day is Proverbs 3:27
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
when it is in your power to act.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Father, my culture tells me that my money is all mine. But this day’s reflection shows me that its wrong. Drill this truth down into my heart so I can walk in the way of your Son, who scattered his wealth to others with both hands. Amen.
Scripture for the day is Proverbs 10:4, 21:17, 23:20-21
Lazy hands make for poverty,
but diligent hands bring wealth.
Whoever loves pleasure will become poor;
whoever loves wine and olive oil will never be rich.
Do not join those who drink too much wine
or gorge themselves on meat,
for drunkards and gluttons become poor,
and drowsiness clothes them in rags.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, if you had come to earth in order to save only those who did not bring their spiritual poverty upon themselves, you could have saved yourself a trip! Though we did not ask for your help, or deserve it, you extended it, at great cost. Help me extend my help to people in need in the same way. Amen.
Scripture for the day is Proverbs 17:5
Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker;
whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord Jesus, in this world there is spiritual, moral, and physical devastation everywhere. Your mission of salvation was the ultimate disaster response, and you are the ultimate rescue worker. Help me and my church to never become hardened to the constant reports of catastrophes that need our generosity and help. Amen.