Verse of the Day

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Don't Pretend You Didn't Know

Proverbs 24:11-12 (New Living Translation)

11 Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die;
save them as they stagger to their death.
12 Don’t excuse yourself by saying, “Look, we didn’t know.”
For God understands all hearts, and he sees you.
He who guards your soul knows you knew.
He will repay all people as their actions deserve.

As believers, we have a wonderful duty and obligation to minister to those who are suffering, whether that suffering is from malnutrition, extreme poverty, AIDS, a self-induced abortion, or any number of life-threatening conditions that plague much of the world. We are an information-saturated world; how could we possibly deny and avert our eyes to the blatant suffering of our fellow man? God knows we know... He knows us better than we know ourselves. I beg of you; let your eyes fall upon the dying. Let your eyes fill with tears from the mere thought of the thousands of children who will die today from lack of food or clean water. Think about others for just a moment, and realize that any of the dying could have been you or your very own children... had you simply been born at a different latitude and longitude.

Now, do something about it... anything... just start.

A word of encouragement: the US dollar goes a long way in places like Ethiopia. In December, the exchange rate of dollar to birr is $1USD=$12 ETB.

1 comment:

  1. Amen .. it is the starting part that hangs so many people up ... once we start though God leads us in the right direction ... Surely on on our own there would be no way. :)


    PS Found you from your comment on Andrea's blog. :)