Deu 15:4But there will be no poor among you…
Deu 15:11For there will never cease to be poor in the land.
Here is another one of those passages that seem to be bit of a contradiction. First off the Lord says… there will “be no poor among you” Then He says, “There will never cease to be poor in the land.
The answer lies within this next command... Therefore I command you, 'You shall open wide your hand to your brother, to the needy and to the poor, in your land.’
One of the most refreshing practices and evidences of a disciple of Christ is his generosity. The Bible calls it, “Cheerful giving”!
There seems to be a strong connection between giving to the needs of others and our memory. As it is written,
Deu 15:15You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God redeemed you;
Never forget, beloved, that without the generosity of the Lord… you would still be a poor dumb slave. He saw the poverty of your soul… the bondage to sin… the power of satan in your life that was keeping you chained, addicted, and hopeless…
He saw… He came… He conquered … He paid the price… He set you free. Why not take some time and ponder that memory today… thank Him for your freedom… then pray… “Lord, restore unto me the joy of my redemption… then open my eyes to see the needs of others… and what I can supply."